Monte Carlo Distance Spectrum Method for Estimating BER of Turbo Codes

Shigeo NAKAJIMA  Eiichi SATO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E87-A   No.4   pp.958-960
Publication Date: 2004/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Coding Theory
turbo code,  interleaver,  distance spectrum,  Monte-Carlo simulation,  

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A method for estimating the bit-error rate (BER) of turbo codes called the Monte Carlo distance spectrum method is proposed. Testing this method shows that the estimated BER curves closely approximate the results of a Monte Carlo simulation.