A Serial Unequal Error Protection Codes System Using MMSE-FDE for Fading Channels

Satoshi YAMAZAKI  David K. ASANO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E95-A   No.7   pp.1205-1210
Publication Date: 2012/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
Keyword: 
unequal error protection (UEP),  MMSE-FDE,  RING type constellations,  fading channels,  

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Summary: 
In our previous research, to achieve unequal error protection (UEP), we proposed a scheme which encodes the data by randomly switching between several codes which use different signal constellations and showed the effectiveness in AWGN channels. In this letter, we propose our UEP system using MMSE-FDE for fast and selective fading by using the fact that importance levels are changed every few symbols, i.e., every block, in the proposed system. We confirmed the improvement in BER performance and the effectiveness of adaptive equalization for the proposed system in fading channels. Moreover, in fading channels we confirmed the validity of the theoretical tradeoff shown in static conditions.