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Published in Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on the Internet, Telecommunications and Signal Processing (WITSP'2004), Adelaide, Australia (December 20-22, 2004) (5 p.). Copyright 2004, IEEE. Used by permission.


The study presented in this paper is that of Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems (UMTS) Turbo Codes across Space Time Spreading channel with one transmitter antenna, one receiver (m = 1) and two transmitter antennas and one receiver (m = 2) to see to what extent the bit error rate (BER) can be improved. Using the Max-log decoding algorithm and 12 iterations it is shown in the simulation results that an extra 5 dB is achievable.