Hanzo, L, Steele, R and Fortune, P M
A Subband Coding, BCH Coding, and 16-QAM System for Mobile Radio Speech Communications
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 39, (4), .
Abstract-A combined subband speech coding (SBC), Bose- Chaudhuri-Hoequenghem (BCH) error-correction coding, and 16-level quadrature amplitude modulation (16-QAM) scheme with switched diversity and speech postenhancement is proposed. The system's performance is dramatically improved by deploying some degree of fade tracking capability over fading channels. Further quality enhancement accrues by using appropriate mapping between the SBC speech codec and the Gray coded QAM words. Various BCH codes are utilized to adequately match the error-correcting power to the perceptual importance of the 8BC bits. One of our proposed systems operates at 7 kBd and yields good communications-quality speech for channel signal-to-noise ratios (SNR's) in excess of 20 dB and encounters a maximum overall system delay of 55.125 ms. A more complex arrangement uses second-order switched diversity to reduce both the channel SNR required to around 16 dB and the transmission rate to 5 kBd, when the vehicular speed is 30 mi/h, while the system delay is unchanged at 55.125 ms.
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