A novel DAB technique using code combining, packet combining, and Iterative Decoding (Turbo Code)

  • Byung K. Yi
  • Sang G. Kim
  • Raymond Pickholtz


A novel satellite Direct Audio Broadcasting (DAB) system based on Code Combining, Packet Combining (CCPC), and iterative decoding — so called the Turbo coding principle, is presented. This new scheme provides not only the unprecedented coding gain from the Turbo code and its iterative decoding, but also the gains induced by the code combining and the packet combining. We demonstrate the performance improvements, in terms of the BER and WER for AWGN channel and Rayleigh fading channel with perfect Channel State Information (CSI) through simulations.


Channel State Information Code Rate Turbo Code Convolutional Code Maximal Ratio Combiner 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Byung K. Yi
    • 1
  • Sang G. Kim
    • 2
  • Raymond Pickholtz
    • 2
  1. 1.Orbital Sciences Co.USA
  2. 2.George Washington UniversityUSA

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