Joint Turbo Coding and Source-Controlled Modulation of Cycle-Stationary Sources in the Bandwidth-Limited Regime

  • Idoia Ochoa
  • Pedro M. Crespo
  • Javier Del Ser
  • Mikel Hernaez
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Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 45)


In this paper we propose a novel one-layer coding/shaping transmission system for the bandwidth-limited regime based on single-level codes and sigma-mapping [1]. Specifically, we focus on cycle- stationary information sources with independent symbols. High spectral efficiencies can be achieved by combine at the transmitter a Turbo code with a sigma-mapper. Furthermore, the encoded symbols are modulated by using an asymmetric energy allocation technique before entering the aforementioned sigma-mapper. The corresponding decoder iterates between the Turbo decoder and the sigma-demapper, which exchange progressively refined extrinsic probabilities of the encoded symbols. For the Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN) channel, simulation results obtained for very simple Turbo codes show that the proposed system attains low bit error rates at signal-to-noise ratios relatively close to the corresponding Shannon limit. These promising results pave the way for future investigations towards reducing the aforementioned energy gap, e.g. by utilizing more powerful Turbo codes.


Turbo codes sigma-mapping bandwidth-limited regime unequal energy allocation cycle-stationary sources 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Idoia Ochoa
    • 1
  • Pedro M. Crespo
    • 1
  • Javier Del Ser
    • 2
  • Mikel Hernaez
    • 1
  1. 1.CEIT and TECNUN (University of Navarra)San SebastianSpain
  2. 2.TECNALIA-TELECOMZamudioSpain

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