BPSK Modulation with Unequal Power Allocation Considering A Priori Knowledge

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Brüggen, Thomas; Vary, Peter (Institute of Communication Systems and Data Processing), RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Adrat, Marc (FGAN e.V., FKIE/KOM, Wachtberg, Germany)

A well known technique to protect bits with different sensitivities against channel errors is unequal error protection (UEP) by selective channel coding. However, some transmission systems such as Bluetooth and DECT include only weak or no channel coding. For those systems modulation with unequal power allocation (MUPA) is an appropriate technique to realize UEP without channel coding. MUPA allocates different transmission power to the modulation symbols according to the individual bit error sensitivities. In this paper we apply the MUPA concept to systems with softbit source decoding and soft demodulation, and enhance the MUPA approach by taking a 1st order Markov model in terms of 1st order a priori knowledge (AK1) into account (MUPA-AK1).