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Trellis-coded 16-QAM with overlapped signal sets for satellite communication systems

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3 Author(s)
I. Urbin ; NTT Radio Commun. Syst. Lab., Kanagawa, Japan ; S. Kubota ; S. Kato

A coding technique which achieves, up to a frequency utilization efficiency of 2.6 b/s/Hz, better bit error rate performances than conventional 16-quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) and 8-phase shift keying (PSK) in nonlinear channels and adjacent channel interferences (ACI) environment is presented. The proposed scheme, 16-OSTQAM, is based on trellis-coding techniques, but employs overlapped signal sets to compensate for the distortion and the increased required power of the 16-QAM signal. Computer simulation is carried out to clarify the performances of 16-OSTQAM compared with those of conventional 16-QAM and 8-PSK, on the same bandwidth efficiency basis and for the same amounts of nonlinearities and interferences. The proposed scheme achieves 6 dB improvement in Eb/No up to 2.6 b/s/Hz, compared with 16-QAM, and more than 6 dB, over 2.52 b/s/Hz, compared with 8-PSK

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Communications, 1993. ICC '93 Geneva. Technical Program, Conference Record, IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

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23-26 May 1993