Turbo code at 0.03 dB from capacity limit

Joseph Boutros, G. Caire, E. Viterbo, H. Sawaya, S. Vialle

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A rate 1/3 infinite-length irregular turbo code capable of achieving an error rate at signal-to-noise ratio at a distance of 0.03 db from Shannon capacity limit was proposed. The turbo code was derived by a simple modification of the original Berrou-Glavieux code. It was found that the proposed turbo code has a limited number of irregularity classes, the initial class of degree-2 bits and only two classes of high degree bits.

Original languageEnglish
Article number57
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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