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Output signal labeling map for CTCM
Author(s): James E. Curry; Alan R. Lindsey; Jeffrey C. Dill
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Paper Abstract

Circular Trellis Coded Modulation (CTCM) defines a family of (block) trellis codes which use a unique algebraic constraint, imposed on the start state, to produce a strong tail-biting property without the inefficiency of driving the encoder state to zero by using a sequence of input zeroes. From the beginning of CTCM, elements of the Galois field, GF(pm), have served dual roles, labeling both s ystem trellis nodes and valid input symbols. This dual use of field elements facilitates exploitation of the algebraic structure of GF(pm). The system trellis always take a particularly simple and advantageous form (called the pn-fly form) whenever the alphabet of valid input symbols is chosen to be (a coset of) any additive subgroup of the additive group structure of GF(pm). This paperproposes a family of signal mappings that complete the definition of the CTCM system by providing structurally consistent output labels for the trellis edges. The completion of a structural definition greatly facilitates system analysis, especially the (future) geometrically precise construction of a related signal constellation. At the same time, it preserves the possibility of an advantegeous receiver structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5100, Digital Wireless Communications V, (23 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.499606
Show Author Affiliations
James E. Curry, J.E. Curry Consulting (United States)
Alan R. Lindsey, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Jeffrey C. Dill, Ohio Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5100:
Digital Wireless Communications V
Raghuveer M. Rao; Soheil A. Dianat; Michael D. Zoltowski, Editor(s)

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