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Codes and Turbo Codes

  • Claude Berrou

Part of the Collection IRIS book series (IRIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pages 1-18
  3. Pages 83-107
  4. Pages 109-166
  5. Pages 201-211
  6. Pages 271-295
  7. Pages 297-342
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 413-415

About this book


This book is devoted to one of the essential functions of modern telecommunications systems: channel coding or error correction coding. At the crossroads of information theory, mathematics and electronics, channel coding has undergone many developments since Claude Shannon's founding work. From the simple Hamming code (1950) and LDPC codes (1962) to the more recent turbo codes (1993), channel coding has evolved considerably and has incorporated ever more sophisticated concepts, especially the probabilistic processing of information.

The book's main topic is iteratively decoded  algebraic codes, convolutional codes and concatenated codes, and it also presents digital modulation with which channel coding is closely associated to make up the heart of the physical layer of telecommunications systems. The most important theoretical aspects are given, and the building of codes is detailed and justified. Decoding algorithms are developed and, whenever possible, accompanied by simulation results characteristic of their correcting power.

The authors are researchers and lecturers recognised for their expertise in the field of encoding and decoding algorithms and associated circuits. Codes and Turbo Codes is intended both as a means for discovering the domain, a valuable source of information about the many techniques imagined since the mid-twentieth century, and as a step towards addressing  problems not yet entirely solved.


Mobile telecommunications Modulation Turbocodes algebra algorithm algorithms coding coding theory communication detection information information theory satellite signal processing telecommunications

Editors and affiliations

  • Claude Berrou
    • 1
  1. 1.Télécom BretagneBrest Cedex 3France

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