Bit-interleaved coded modulation with iterative decoding (ID) is an effective scheme for both AWGN and fading channels because it simultaneously realizes large Euclidean distance and high diversity. In the literature, ID schemes with hard-decision feedback (HDF), as well as soft-decision feedback (SDF), have been investigated. While HDF/ID exhibits a performance inferior to SDF/ID, it is much simpler to implement. To enhance the performance of HDF/ID with moderate additional complexity, we propose a uniform soft-decision feedback ID (USF/ID) scheme. The proposed scheme is applicable in both single antenna and multiple antenna communication systems. The simulation results verify that it achieves impressive performance gain over HDF/ID and has a practically more attractive implementation than SDF/ID, especially for complexity-constrained wireless applications.
- Bit-interleaved coded modulation
- Decision feedback
- Iterative decoding
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications