Performance of Bit-Interleaved Trellis Coded 16-QAM with Maximized Code Diversity

Akio AOYAMA  Hitoshi NAKAGAWA  Takaya YAMAZATO  Masaaki KATAYAMA  Akira OGAWA  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E78-A   No.9   pp.1215-1219
Publication Date: 1995/09/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Information Theory and Its Applications)
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TCM,  Rayleigh fading channel,  bit interleaving,  16QAM,  

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Summary: 
In this work, we present an 8-state trellis code for bit interleaved 16-QAM and the BER performance on Rayleigh fading channel is evaluated. We analyze the BER and show that the effective code length and minimum productive distance are also important criterion for code design on bit interleaved system. We design the code by considering not only minimum Hamming distance but also the effective code length and minimum productive distance. As a result, we found that the scheme employing the code achieves good BER performance on Rayleigh fading channel even with the finite interleaving size.