Title: LDPC coding proposal for pulsed-OFDM modulation for WPAN systems using UWB communication in indoor propagation channels

Authors: C.T. Manimegalai; R. Kumar; Sumith Babu S.B.

Addresses: Telecommunication Department, SRM University, 13th Floor, Tech Park, Kattankulathur, Chennai-603 203, India. ' Telecommunication Department, SRM University, 13th Floor, Tech Park, Kattankulathur, Chennai-603 203, India. ' Telecommunication Department, SRM University, 13th Floor, Tech Park, Kattankulathur, Chennai-603 203, India

Abstract: In this paper, we describe a combined approach where low density parity check (LDPC) codes are used to reduce the complexity and power consumption of pulsed orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (pulsed-OFDM) ultra-wideband (UWB) systems. The proposed system will use LDPC codes to achieve higher code rates without using convolution encoding and puncturing thereby reducing the complexity and power consumption of pulsed-OFDM system. The LDPC-pulsed-OFDM system will achieve channel capacity with different code rates and will have good performance in different channel fading scenarios. The proposals from pulsed OFDM system is used where pulsed signals could spread the frequency spectrum of the OFDM signal. The performance of LDPC-pulsed-OFDM system for wireless personal area networks (WPAN) is analysed for different UWB indoor propagation channels (CM3 and CM4) provided by the IEEE 802.15.3a Standard activity committee. To establish this, we present a design of LDPC-pulsed-OFDM system using the digital video broadcasting-satellite-second generation (DVB-S2) standard and provide the simulation results for the different code rates supported by LDPC codes.

Keywords: low density parity check; LDPC codes; orthogonal frequency division multiplexing; pulsed OFDM; ultra wideband; UWB; digital video broadcasting; satellite second generation; DVB-S2; wireless PANs; personal area networks; WPANs; power consumption; channel capacity; wireless networks; indoor propagation channels.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICA.2012.045704

International Journal of Innovative Computing and Applications, 2012 Vol.4 No.1, pp.52 - 57

Received: 10 Nov 2011
Accepted: 29 Nov 2011

Published online: 27 Feb 2012 *

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