Tight upper bound on the bit error rate of rotation code

Hyun Seok Ryu, Jun Seok Lee, Chung Gu Kang

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We provide a BER analysis of the well-known rotation code, which has been applied to various transmission schemes, such as coordinate-interleaved design (CID) for space-time block codes and transmodulation or constellation rearrangement for a cooperative relay system. An upper bound on the BER of the rotation code under a fading channel is derived. It turns out to be much tighter than the existing one, which relies on the Chernoff bound. More specifically, the proposed bound is virtually identical to simulation result when Eb/No is larger than 4 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1438-1441
Number of pages4
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May


  • BER analysis
  • Rotation code

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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