Serial concatenation of interleaved convolutional codes and M-ary continuous phase modulations Academic Article uri icon


  • We consider the serial concantenation of a convolutional code and a continuous phase modulation separated by a random interleaver. It is shown that the continuous phase modulator has the same behavior as a recursive systematic convolutional code in serial turbo codes. The interleaver gain produced by the modulator and the random interleaving depends only on the minimum Hamming distance of the outer code. A soft-input soft-output detection algorithm is described and applied in an iterative joint detection-decoding scheme. Simulated performance over Gaussian and Rayleigh channels shows a dramatic gain over both uncoded modulation and classic detection cases.

published proceedings

  • Annales des Telecommunications/Annals of Telecommunications

author list (cited authors)

  • Brutel, C., & Boutros, J.

complete list of authors

  • Brutel, C||Boutros, J

publication date

  • March 1999