A multifunctional turbo-based receiver using partial unit memory codes

Lina Stankovic, B. Honary

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A multifunctional system comprising a turbo decoder, low complexity turbo equalizer and. data-aided frame synchronizer is developed to compensate for frequency-selective channels with fading. The turbo codes are based on Partial Unit Memory Codes, which may be constructed with higher free distance than equivalent recursive systematic convolutional codes and can achieve better performance than the latter. The purely digital multifunctional receiver is targeted for end-applications such as combat-radio and radio-relay, providing robust communication at low signal-to-noise ratio with performance approaching the Shannon limit. This paper will present the operation of a multifunctional turbo-based receiver, whose structure is reminiscent of a data-aided turbo synchronizer, both of which are described in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCryptography and coding
Subtitle of host publication9th IMA international conference proceedings
EditorsKenneth G. Paterson
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783540206637
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2003
Event9th IMA International Conference on Cryptography and Coding - Cirencester, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Dec 200318 Dec 2003

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference9th IMA International Conference on Cryptography and Coding
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • computer Science
  • turbo decoder
  • data-aided frame synchronizer


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