Skip to main content

Mapping Rearrangement for Parallel Concatenated Trellis Coded Modulation


Mapping rearrangement (MaRe) for the hybrid ARQ (HARQ) based on the parallel concatenated trellis coded modulation (PCTCM) is analyzed. We demonstrate that the performance of the PCTCM receiver is intrinsically limited by the MaRe design and we propose a new mapping scheme to fit the structure of PCTCM transceivers. Depending on the HARQ scenarios, the proposed scheme offers gains between 0.1 and 2.4 dB when compared with known MaRe schemes.

Publisher note

To access the full article, please see PDF

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to Mustapha Benjillali.

Rights and permissions

Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Benjillali, M., Szczecinski, L. Mapping Rearrangement for Parallel Concatenated Trellis Coded Modulation. J Wireless Com Network 2008, 513971 (2008).

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Revised:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • DOI:


  • Information System
  • System Application
  • Mapping Scheme
  • Full Article
  • Code Modulation