Error performance of concatenated superorthogonal space-time-frequency trellis coded mimo-ofdm system
SAIEE Africa Research Journal
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
In this paper, we investigate the performance of serially concatenated convolutional code with super-orthogonal space-time trellis code (SOSTTC) in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) over frequency selective fading channels. We consider both recursive systematic convolutional code (RSC) and non-recursive convolutional code (NRC) as the outer code, and 16-state QPSK SOSTTC as the inner code. Employing these, two concatenated schemes consisting of single convolutional outer code and two serially concatenated convolutional outer codes are proposed. We evaluate the performance of the concatenated schemes by means of computer simulations with maximum a posteriori (MAP) algorithm based iterative decoding. Simulation results indicate that the performance of the proposed concatenated schemes improved significantly when compared with schemes without concatenation under the same channel condition. Copyright © 2005 SAIEE.
Channel conditions; Coding gains; Error performance; Maximum a posteriori algorithm; MIMO-OFDM systems; Recursive systematic convolutional code; Serially concatenated convolutional codes; Super-Orthogonal; Super-orthogonal space-time trellis code; Computer simulation; Convolution; Convolutional codes; Frequency selective fading; Iterative decoding; MIMO systems; Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing; Telecommunication systems; Trellis codes; Concatenated codes