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Published in Communications Theory Workshop, 2005. Proceedings. 6th Australian 2-4 Feb. 2005 Page(s):8 - 12; DOI 10.1109/AUSCTW.2005.1624219 Copyright 2005 IEEE.


This paper considers application of a convolutional interleaver and the issue of infuence of the space parameter in the turbo code performance. Similarly to previously considered convolutional interleavers, the new interleavers are designed as block interleavers and their performance in different code structures is compared with the interleaver having higher periods and space value of 1. In each comparison, the number of inserted stuff bits at the end of each data block is considered to be of similar order. Finally, suitable modification to the new interleavers is proposed improving performance for the codes with lower number of stuff bits.