Performance of channel coding schemes with interleaver under impulsive noise channel

Hyun Ho Lee, Younggyun Kim, Young-Chai Ko, Taehyun Jeon

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The concatenated codes or the convolutional codes which are often adopted in the communication systems are originally designed to overcome the random independent noise. As such, the performance is severely degraded over the bursty impulsive noise channels. In this paper we compare the bit error rate (BER) performance of the various different channel coding schemes with interleaver over the bursty impulsive noise channels. In particular, we focus on the existence of the bit level and/or the byte level interleavers and show from the extensive simulations that the performance can be different depending on the existence of the interleaver. From our simulations we can see that the concatenated codes with the byte interleaver between the inner and outer codes and the bit interleaver after the inner code gives the best performance among them. For the schemes which include the bit level interleaver, we also observe the interleaving gain versus the interleaver span so that it can be a good guideline to design the communication systems with the concatenated codes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-392
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Control and Automation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 21



  • Bit interleaver
  • Byte interleaver
  • Concatenated code
  • Impulsive noise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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