Performance Analysis of M-ary Orthogonal Code Shift Keying in Fading Channels

Masaaki HARADA  Keiji TANIGUCHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B   No.2   pp.673-676
Publication Date: 2008/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.2.673
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Terrestrial Radio Communications
Keyword: 
orthogonal code shift keying,  Rayleigh fading,  Rician fading,  interleave,  

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Summary: 
The average bit error rate performances of M-ary orthogonal code shift keying (CSK) in Rician fading environments are analyzed in this letter. CSK is a digital modulation scheme that uses a code set as M-ary signals. In CSK, one code is selected from a code set containing M codes according to the information data. A signal is modulated by using this code and the effect of fading can be reduced by applying interleaving to the elements of the codes. In the analysis, the bit error probability is derived in closed form expression by using the Chernoff bound. The analysis results show that the error probability decreases when the code length is increased and that an arbitrarily small error probability is achieved as the code length approaches infinity, provided that Eb/N0 exceeds 1.42 dB.