Performance of turbo codes over magnetic recording channels

Tolga M. Duman, Erozan Kurtas

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We study the performance of turbo codes for magnetic recording channels using realistic channel models. Our main objective is to provide a benchmark for the future studies on the subject. We examine a variety of schemes including the use of parallel concatenated turbo codes with and without turbo equalization and convolutional codes with an inter-leaver (can be regarded as a serial concatenation of convolutional codes with the partial response channel). We investigate the effect of the (turbo) code block length, the use of different code structures, and the effects of precoding and the media noise on the system performance. We assume that the partial response target is EPR4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1999
EventIEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 1999) - Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Duration: Oct 31 1999Nov 3 1999


OtherIEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 1999)
CityAtlantic City, NJ, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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