Trellis coded modulation using totally overlapped signal sets

Masayuki Ariyoshi, Takaya Yamazato, Iwao Sasase, Shinsaku Mori

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In conventional trellis coded modulation (TCM), a bit rate of m/m + 1 convolutional encoder is employed for n information bits (m ≤ n), where 2n+1 signal points are required. In this paper, we propose a novel TCM system using totally overlapped signal sets (TO-TCM), i.e., each signal point is used twice. Thus, TO-TCM can realize only half signal points (2n) comparing with those of a conventional TCM system (2n+1), and it is possible to implement a coded modulation system without doubling the signal points by an insertion of redundant bits. The cases of the proposed schemes which have a process to extend the minimum free distances between the signal points can achieve a considerable coding gain in comparison to the traditional uncoded systems with 2n signal points. Moreover, as the proposed scheme needs only half signal points (2n) of those of conventional TCM, the average power is lower and it is less sensitive to the carrier phase offset.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-309
Number of pages6
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Mar 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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