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Mapping Rearrangement for Parallel Concatenated Trellis Coded Modulation

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20082008:513971

Received: 29 May 2008

Accepted: 12 December 2008

Published: 24 December 2008


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.


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Authors’ Affiliations

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Centre Énergie Matériaux et Télécommunications (EMT), Montreal, Canada, H5A 1K6


© M. Benjillali and L. Szczecinski. 2008

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