Novel control channel quality improvement in satellite communication systems employing high coding gain FEC

Masahiro Morikura, Shuji Kubota, Kiyoshi Enomoto, Shuzo Kato

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The authors propose a novel control channel quality improvement scheme for satellite communication systems using a majority decision method over convolutional coding and Viterbi decoding channels. To improve majority decision performance, which is degraded by burst errors due to Viterbi decoding in conventional serial transmission methods, a parallel transmission method is proposed. The performance of the parallel and serial transmission methods has been analyzed, and experimenta have been carried out using rate-1/2 convolutional encoding and Viterbi decoding (constraint length 4 and 7). It is shown that the parallel transmission method has about 1010 times lower block-error performance at Pe = 1 × 10-4 than the conventional method.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Dec 1


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