Forward error correction of FSK alphabets for noncoherent transmissions over AWGN channel

Céline Durand, Joseph Boutros, Elie Bejjani

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We show that several coding schemes, in particular turbo encoding, dramatically improve the performance of a noncoherently detected frequency shift-keying modulation with correlated signals. The proposed a posteriori probability (APP) decoder based on bit-by-bit decisions proves to be highly flexible and more efficient than a classical block decisions decoding scheme. Moreover, the choice of the FSK modulation tone spacing is important. Simulation results show that the turbo-coded FSK exhibits the lowest error probability when compared to TCM, convolutional and lattice encoding schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-320
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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