Turbo code at 0.03 dB from capacity limit Academic Article uri icon


  • A rate 1/3 infinite-length irregular turbo code capable of achieving an error rate at signal-to-noise ratio at a distance of 0.03 db from Shannon capacity limit was proposed. The turbo code was derived by a simple modification of the original Berrou-Glavieux code. It was found that the proposed turbo code has a limited number of irregularity classes, the initial class of degree-2 bits and only two classes of high degree bits.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,

author list (cited authors)

  • Boutros, J., Caire, G., Viterbo, E., Sawaya, H., & Vialle, S.

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Boutros, J||Caire, G||Viterbo, E||Sawaya, H||Vialle, S

publication date

  • January 2002