Constellation and interleaver design for BICM

M.J. Hossain, A. Alvarado, L.L. Szczecinski

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In this paper, we propose a new BICM design which considers hierarchical (nonequally spaced) constellations, a bit-level multiplexer, and multiple interleavers. It is shown that this new scheme outperform previous BICM designs because it exploits the temporal structure of the coded sequence. An analytical bound on the bit error rate (BER) of the proposed BICM scheme in terms of the constellation parameters and the multiplexing is developed for Nakagami-m fading channels. This bound is used to design a BICM transceiver with improved BER performance. Numerical results show that the gains compared to conventional BICM designs depend on the fading parameter and reach 2 dB for a target BER of 10-7 and m=5.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-9268-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9266-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
Event2011 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2011) - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: 5 Dec 20119 Dec 2011


Conference2011 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2011)


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