Effect of Turbo Coding on OFDM Transmission to Improve BER

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Executive Summary

A model of Turbo code based on OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) is proposed in this paper. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) has become a popular modulation method in high speed wireless communications. By partitioning a wideband fading channel into flat narrowband channels, OFDM is able to mitigate the detrimental effects of multipath fading using a simple one-tap equalizer. There is a growing need to quickly transmit information wirelessly and accurately. OFDM is a suitable candidate for high data rate transmission with Forward Error Correction (FEC) methods over wireless channels. In this project the system throughput of a working OFDM system has been enhanced by adding turbo coding.

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