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Trellis and Turbo Coding

ISBN: 978-0-471-66783-4
400 pages
September 2004, Wiley-IEEE Press
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  • Trellis and turbo coding are used to compress and clean communications signals to allow greater bandwidth and clarity
  • Presents the basics, theory, and applications of these techniques with a focus on potential standard state-of-the art methods in the future
  • Provides a classic basis for anyone who works in the area of digital communications

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. Communication Theory Basics.

3. Trellis Coded Modulation.

4. Convolutional Codes.

5. Link to Block Codes.

6. Performance Bounds.

7. Decoding Strategies.

8. Factor Graphs.

9. Low-Density Parity Check Codes.

10. Parallel Concatenation (Turbo Codes).

11. Serial Concatenation.

12. Turbo Coded Modulation.


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Author Information

CHRISTIAN B. SCHLEGEL, PhD, received the Dipl El Ing ETH degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, in 1984, and the MS and doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. Currently, he is iCORE Professor of Digital Communications at the University of Alberta, Canada.

LANCE C. PEREZ, PhD, received the BSEE degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1987 and the MSEE and PhD degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, in 1989 and 1995, respectively. He is currently a member of the faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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"…for a student or instructor in the field of digital communications or related disciplines, this book is a must. For practicing engineers, it is highly recommended…" (Computing Reviews.com, May 18, 2004)
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