BER analysis of physical-layer network coding in the AWGN channel with burst pulses

Cao, Feng-Feng, Yu, Qi-Yue, Xiang, Wei, and Meng, Wei-Xiao (2016) BER analysis of physical-layer network coding in the AWGN channel with burst pulses. IEEE Access, 4. pp. 9958-9968.

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The essential idea behind physical-layer network coding (PNC) is to superimpose signals so as to improve throughput. Current studies focus mainly on PNC over the AWGN or Rayleigh channels without consideration of burst pulses. This paper aims to evaluate the bit error rate (BER) performance of classical PNC, over a mixed channel that considers the combined effects of Gaussian noise and burst pulses. Besides, this paper explores the use of the Reed-Solomon (RS) codes to improve the BER performance of PNC over the mixed channel. Simulation results show that burst pulses deteriorate the BER signifcantly, and the RS codes are able to compensate for substantial BER performance degradation.

Item ID: 47401
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2169-3536
Keywords: physical-layer network coding (PNC), burst pulse, bit error rate (BER), Reed-Solomon (RS)codes
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 23:42
FoR Codes: 40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400608 Wireless communication systems and technologies (incl. microwave and millimetrewave) @ 50%
40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400699 Communications engineering not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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