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Trellis Coded Modulation Examples

These examples demonstrate trellis-coded modulation (TCM) techniques.

Modulate and Demodulate Data Using QAM TCM

Modulate and demodulate noisy data using QAM TCM modulation with an arbitrary 4-point constellation. Estimate the resultant BER.

Define a trellis structure with two input symbols and four output symbols using a [171 133] generator polynomial. Define an arbitrary four-point constellation.

qamTrellis = poly2trellis(7,[171 133]);
refConst = exp(pi*1i*[1 2 3 6]/4);

Create a QAM TCM modulator and demodulator System object™ pair using qamTrellis and refConst.

qamtcmod = comm.GeneralQAMTCMModulator( ...
    qamTrellis, ...
    Constellation=refConst);
qamtcdemod = comm.GeneralQAMTCMDemodulator( ...
    qamTrellis, ...
    Constellation=refConst);

Create an AWGN channel object in which the noise is set by using a signal-to-noise ratio.

awgnchan = comm.AWGNChannel( ...
    NoiseMethod='Signal to noise ratio (SNR)', ...
    SNR=4);

Create an error rate calculator with delay (in bits) equal to the product of TracebackDepth and the number of bits per symbol

errorrate = comm.ErrorRate( ...
    ReceiveDelay=qamtcdemod.TracebackDepth * ...
    log2(qamTrellis.numInputSymbols));

Generate random binary data and apply QAM TCM modulation. Pass the signal through an AWGN channel and demodulate. Collect the error statistics.

for counter = 1:10
    % Generate binary data
    data = randi([0 1],500,1);
    % Modulate
    modSignal = qamtcmod(data);
    % Pass through an AWGN channel
    noisySignal = awgnchan(modSignal);
    % Demodulate
    receivedData = qamtcdemod(noisySignal);
    % Calculate the error statistics
    errorStats = errorrate(data,receivedData);
end

Display the BER and the number of bit errors.

fprintf('Error rate = %5.2e\nNumber of errors = %d\n', ...
    errorStats(1), errorStats(2))
Error rate = 1.16e-02
Number of errors = 58

Demodulate Noisy PSK TCM Data

Modulate and demodulate data using 8-PSK TCM modulation in an AWGN channel. Estimate the resulting error rate.

Define a trellis structure with four input symbols and eight output symbols.

t =  poly2trellis([5 4],[23 35 0; 0 5 13]);

Create 8-PSK TCM modulator and demodulator System objects using trellis, t.

M = 8;
psktcmod = comm.PSKTCMModulator(t,ModulationOrder=M);
psktcdemod = comm.PSKTCMDemodulator(t, ...
    ModulationOrder=M, ...
    TracebackDepth=16);

Create an AWGN channel object.

awgnchan = comm.AWGNChannel( ...
    NoiseMethod='Signal to noise ratio (SNR)', ...
    SNR=7);

Create an error rate calculator with delay in bits equal to TracebackDepth times the number of bits per symbol.

errRate = comm.ErrorRate( ...
    ReceiveDelay=psktcdemod.TracebackDepth*log2(t.numInputSymbols));

Generate random binary data and modulate with 8-PSK TCM. Pass the modulated signal through the AWGN channel and demodulate. Calculate the error statistics.

for counter = 1:10
    % Transmit frames of 250 2-bit symbols
    data = randi([0 1],500,1);
    % Modulate
    modSignal = psktcmod(data);
    % Pass through AWGN channel
    noisySignal = awgnchan(modSignal);
    % Demodulate
    receivedData = psktcdemod(noisySignal);
    % Calculate error statistics
    errorStats = errRate(data,receivedData);
end

Display the BER and the number of bit errors.

fprintf('Error rate = %5.2e\nNumber of errors = %d\n', ...
    errorStats(1),errorStats(2))
Error rate = 2.17e-02
Number of errors = 108

Modulate and Demodulate Using Rectangular 16-QAM TCM

Modulate and demodulate data using 16-QAM TCM in an AWGN channel. Estimate the BER.

Create QAM TCM modulator and demodulator System objects.

rqamtcmod = comm.RectangularQAMTCMModulator;
rqamtcdemod = comm.RectangularQAMTCMDemodulator(TracebackDepth=16);

Create an AWGN channel object.

awgnchan = comm.AWGNChannel(EbNo=5);

Determine the delay through the QAM TCM demodulator. The demodulator uses the Viterbi algorithm to decode the TCM signal that was modulated using rectangular QAM. The error rate calculation must align the received samples with the transmitted sample to accurately calculate the bit error rate. Calculate the delay in the system with the number of bits per symbol and the decoder traceback depth in the TCM demodulator.

bitsPerSymbol = log2(rqamtcdemod.TrellisStructure.numInputSymbols);
delay = rqamtcdemod.TracebackDepth*bitsPerSymbol;

Create an error rate calculator object with the ReceiveDelay property set to delay.

errRate = comm.ErrorRate(ReceiveDelay=delay);

Generate binary data and modulate with 16-QAM TCM. Pass the signal through an AWGN channel and demodulate. Calculate the error statistics. The loop runs until either 100 bit errors are encountered or 1e7 total bits are transmitted.

% Initialize the error results vector.
errStats = [0 0 0];

while errStats(2) < 100 && errStats(3) < 1e7
    % Transmit frames of 200 3-bit symbols
    txData = randi([0 1],600,1);
    % Modulate
    txSig = rqamtcmod(txData);
    % Pass through AWGN channel
    rxSig = awgnchan(txSig);
    % Demodulate
    rxData = rqamtcdemod(rxSig);
    % Collect error statistics
    errStats = errRate(txData,rxData);
end

Display the error data.

fprintf('Error rate = %4.2e\nNumber of errors = %d\n', ...
    errStats(1),errStats(2))
Error rate = 1.94e-03
Number of errors = 100

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