Scaling Law of Turbo Codes over the Binary Erasure Channel

Jeong Woo LEE
Sungwook YU

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E90-B    No.2    pp.338-341
Publication Date: 2007/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e90-b.2.338
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Fundamental Theories for Communications
turbo codes,  binary erasure channel,  scaling law,  

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In this paper, it is shown that the bit erasure probability of turbo codes with iterative decoding in the waterfall region is nonlinearly scaled by the information blocklength. This result can be used to predict efficiently the bit erasure probability of the finite-length turbo codes over the binary erasure channel.