Trellis Coded Modulation Using Totally Overlapped Signal Sets

Masayuki ARIYOSHI  Takaya YAMAZATO  Iwao SASASE  Shinsaku MORI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E76-B   No.3   pp.304-309
Publication Date: 1993/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Communication Theory
coding and modulation,  information theory,  communication theory,  

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In conventional trellis coded modulation (TCM), a bit rate of m/m+1 convolutional encoder is employed for n information bits (mn), where 2n+1 signal points are required. In this paper, we propose a novel TCM system using totally overlapped signal sets (TO-TCM), i.e., each signal point is used twice. Thus, TO-TCM can realize only half signal points (2n) comparing with those of a conventional TCM system (2n+1), and it is possible to implement a coded modulation system without doubling the signal points by an insertion of redundant bits. The cases of the proposed schemes which have a process to extend the minimum free distances between the signal points can achieve a considerable coding gain in comparison to the traditional uncoded systems with 2n signal points. Moreover, as the proposed scheme needs only half signal points (2n) of those of conventional TCM, the average power is lower and it is less sensitive to the carrier phase offset.