Adaptive Modulation System with Punctured Convolutional Code for High Quality Personal Communication Systems

Hidehiro MATSUOKA  Seiichi SAMPEI  Norihiko MORINAGA  Yukiyoshi KAMIO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E79-B   No.3   pp.328-334
Publication Date: 1996/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Advanced Adaptive Radio Communication Technologies)
Category: Modulation, Demodulation
adaptive modulation system,  punctured convolutional code,  land mobile communications,  high quality transmission,  

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This paper proposes an adaptive modulation system with a punctured convolutional code for land mobile communications to achieve high quality, high bit rate, and high spectral efficient data transmission in multipath fading environments. The proposed system adaptively controls the coding rate of the punctured convolutional code, symbol rate, and modulation level according to the instantaneous fading channel conditions. During good channel conditions, the modulation parameters are selected to increase the transmission rate as much as possible with satisfying a certain transmission quality. As channel conditions become worse, lower rate modulation parameters are applied or transmission is stopped. The performances in fading environments are evaluated theoretically and by computer simulations. The results show that the proposed system can realize higher quality transmission without the degradation in average bit rate compared to conventional adaptive modulation systems.