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Improving Error Performance in Bandwidth-Limited Baseband Channels
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Electronics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Channel coding has been largely used for the purpose of improving error performance on a communications system. Typical methods based on added redundancy allow for error detection and correction, this improvement however comes at a cost of bandwidth. This thesis focuses on channel coding for the bandwidth-limited channel where no bandwidth expansion is allowed.

We first discuss the idea of coding for the bandwidth-limited channel as seen from the signal space point of view where the purpose of coding is to maximize the Euclidian distance between constellation points without increasing the total signal power and under the condition that no extra bits can be added. We then see the problem from another angle and identify the tradeoffs related to bandwidth and error performance.

This thesis intends to find a simple way of achieving an improvement in error performance for the bandwidth-limited channel without the use of lattice codes or trellis-coded modulation.

The proposed system is based on convolutional coding followed by multilevel transmission. It achieved a coding gain of 2 dB on Eb/No or equivalently, a coding gain of approximately 2.7 dB on SNRnorm without increase in bandwidth. This coding gain is better than that obtained by a more sophisticated lattice code Gosset E8 at the same error rate.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
channel coding, bandwidth-limited channel, band-limited channel, error performance, BER, lattice codes, trellis-coded modulation, TCM, convolutional coding, multilevel transmission, soft decisions, hard decisions, MPAM
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12745Archive number: TEX120311OAI: diva2:548524
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Electronics/Telecommunications – master’s programme (two years) (swe or eng)
2012-06-14, 11:320, Kungsbäcksvägen 47, Gävle, 08:00 (English)
Available from: 2012-08-31 Created: 2012-08-31 Last updated: 2012-08-31Bibliographically approved

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