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Optimum mapping in an optical multiple pulse position modulation link using a maximum likelihood sequence detection scheme

Nikolaidis, K. and Sibley, Martin J.N. (2009) Optimum mapping in an optical multiple pulse position modulation link using a maximum likelihood sequence detection scheme. IET Optoelectronics, 3 (1). pp. 47-53. ISSN 1751-8768

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Abstract

The performance analysis of any multiple pulse position modulation (PPM) system is extremely time consuming because of the effects of different detection errors on the multiple PPM alphabet. In a small multiple PPM system such as (), there are 64 codewords and each one can have ten possible false alarms, two possible erasures and four possible wrong-slot errors. The situation is worse if higher-order codes are considered. A novel algorithm, which reduces the time taken to predict the sensitivity of a multiple PPM system from almost 2 h of analysis to under a second, is presented. Results obtained using this method agree with those obtained using a full mathematical model. The authors also present a methodology that obtains a close to optimum mapping for any multiple PPM system. Detailed results show the effectiveness of this mapping routine.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Systems Engineering Research Group
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2009 10:58
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2011 12:36
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4033

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