Performance of GMSK and Reed-Solomon Code Combinations

LiDuan MA  David ASANO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E88-A   No.10   pp.2863-2868
Publication Date: 2005/10/01
Online ISSN: 
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Information Theory and Its Applications)
Category: Communication Theory
Keyword: 
GMSK,  Reed-Solomon codes,  Rayleigh fading channel,  coding gain,  

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Summary: 
This paper examines a coded Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying (GMSK) system which uses Reed-Solomon (RS) codes both in Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN) channels and Rayleigh fading channels. The performance of GMSK and RS code combinations is compared with the constraint that the transmitted signal bandwidth is constant. The coding gains were obtained using simulations and the best combination of GMSK and RS codes was found. The optimal code rates over AWGN and Rayleigh fading channels were also compared.