Performance and simulation of communications systems with applications to TCM over fading channels

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Abstract

Over the past decade there has been considerable interest in using Monte Carlo (MC) simulation techniques for performance analysis of communications systems. Unfortunately, this approach often becomes intractable because of the prohibitive amount of simulation time required to achieve accurate estimates. Importance sampling is a modified MC technique which can results in a significant reduction in the computational cost required to obtain accurate MC estimates. In this paper, we will illustrate the use of importance sampling for simulating coded communications systems by presenting an efficient importance sampling methodology for simulating trellis code modulation (TCM) over Rayleigh fading channels. In particular, it is demonstrated that the proposed method can estimate the performance of these systems with a high degree of accuracy to warrant its possible use as a powerful tool for performance analysis and design of practical TCM systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages241-247
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications - Alexandria, Egypt
Duration: 27 Jun 199529 Jun 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
CityAlexandria, Egypt
Period27/6/9529/6/95

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  • Engineering(all)

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Letaief, K. (1995). Performance and simulation of communications systems with applications to TCM over fading channels. In IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications - Proceedings (pp. 241-247). IEEE.