Multicarrier trellis-coded eight-phase shift keying system using frequency hopping

Koichi Okawa, Iwao Sasase

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Abstract

A multicarrier trellis-coded eight-phase shift keying (8-PSK) system using a frequency hopping (FH) technique is proposed to improve bit-error rate (BER) performance in digital land mobile communications. In general, a trellis-coded modulation (TCM) system is employed with interleaving in multipath fading environment; by contrast, in the proposed system, an FH technique is employed to disperse the influence of successively received weak signals due to multipath fading with small delay, i.e., without interleaving process. The BER performances of the proposed system are investigated by computer simulation. It is found that, although there is no improvement in diversity order by applying the FH technique, there is an improvement in energy efficiency as compared with a multicarrier trellis-coded 8-PSK system in a Rayleigh fading channel. It is also found that the performance of the proposed system is not affected by the fade rate of the channels, i.e., the proposed system is effective even under slow fading conditions. It is shown that the performance of the proposed system is affected by the number of hopping frequency; moreover, there is an optimum number of hopping frequency, which depends on the span of dominant error event path of the multiple trellis code employed. Therefore, it is found that the proposed system is effective in the case in which the processing delay time is restricted, such as mobile speech communications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-96
Number of pages13
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan, Part I: Communications (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Volume79
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec

Keywords

  • Frequency hopping
  • Land mobile communication
  • Multicarrier
  • Multiple trellis-coded modulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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