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Improving Broadcast Channel Rate Using Hierarchical Modulation

Méric, Hugo and Lacan, Jérôme and Arnal, Fabrice and Lesthievent, Guy and Boucheret, Marie-Laure Improving Broadcast Channel Rate Using Hierarchical Modulation. (2012) In: 18th European Wireless (EW 2012), 18-20 Apr 2012, Poznan, Poland .

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Abstract

We investigate the design of a broadcast system where the aim is to maximise the throughput. This task is usually challenging due to the channel variability. Modern satellite communications systems such as DVB-SH and DVB-S2 mainly rely on time sharing strategy to optimize throughput. They consider hierarchical modulation but only for unequal error protection or backward compatibility purposes. We propose in this article to combine time sharing and hierarchical modulation together and show how this scheme can improve the performance in terms of available rate. We present the gain on a simple channel modeling the broadcasting area of a satellite. Our work is applied to the DVB-SH standard, which considers hierarchical modulation as an optional feature.

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Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National des Etudes Spatiales - CNES
Université de Toulouse > Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile - ENAC
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE
Other partners > Rockwell Collins (FRANCE)
Other partners > Thales (FRANCE)
Other partners > Telecom ParisTech (FRANCE)
Other partners > Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile - DGAC (FRANCE)
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Deposited By:Jérôme Lacan

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