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Forward Error Correction Coding for Fading Compensation in Mobile Satellite Channels

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2 Author(s)
Hagenauer, J. ; German Aerospace Res. Establishment (DFVLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, West Germany ; Lutz, E.

Fading in mobile satellite communications severely degrades the performance of data transmission. The channel is modeled with nonfrequency selective Rice and Rayleigh fading. Also, stored channel simulation is used for hardware data transmission. FEC coding with Viterbi decoding of convolutional codes, and Berlekamp-Massey decoding of Reed-Solomon codes, are used to compensate for the fading. In addition to interleaving, channel state and erasure information improve the performance of the decoder. The BER after decoding is calculated for specific codes on several channels and for different transmission schemes. Using very simple channel state and erasure information gives 2-7 dB additional coding gain. These gains have been verified by hardware data transmission on synthetic fading channels and stored mobile satellite channels.

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Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 2 )