A Practical Adaptive TuCM for Fading Channel

Shouhao WU  Wentao SONG  Hanwen LUO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E86-C   No.8   pp.1564-1571
Publication Date: 2003/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology)
adaptive coded modulation,  TuCM,  spectral efficiency,  delay,  channel estimation error,  

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In this paper, a practical adaptive TuCM scheme is proposed, and its adaptive method is described. With some hardware considerations, a suboptimal optimization algorithm which shows that the number of fading regions is variable is put forward. The proposed adaptive TuCM comes within 3 dB of fading channel capacity, exhibits about 3 dB power gain over conventional adaptive TCM, and is easy to realize by hardware. Considering delay and channel estimation error, the BER performance of adaptive TuCM is analyzed and simulated. In the performance analysis, the method of data fitting is applied to obtain the BER expression for TuCM, and a fitting mathematical model is proposed. Results show that adaptive TuCM is very sensitive to delay and channel estimation error. To alleviate these problems, we proposed an improved power adaptation that can make adaptive TuCM practical.