BER Estimation for wireless links using BPSK/QPSK modulation

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Abstract

This paper introduces a method that computes an estimation of the bit error rate (BER) based on the RAKE receiver soft output only. For this method no knowledge is needed about the channel characteristics nor the precise external conditions. Simulations show that the mean error of the estimation is below 2%, with only a small variance. Also an estimation of the BER for a different spreading factor or a different number of RAKE finger can be made. Implementation issues for a practical use of the method are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th PROGRESS Symposium on Embedded Systems 2003
Place of PublicationUtrecht, The Netherlands
PublisherSTW
Pages212-219
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)90-73461-37-5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003
Event4th PROGRESS Symposium on Embedded Systems 2003 - Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Oct 200322 Oct 2003
Conference number: 4

Conference

Conference4th PROGRESS Symposium on Embedded Systems 2003
Abbreviated titlePROGRESS
CountryNetherlands
CityNieuwegein
Period22/10/0322/10/03

Keywords

  • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures
  • BER estimation
  • WCDMA

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    Smit, L. T., Smit, G. J. M., & Hurink, J. L. (2003). BER Estimation for wireless links using BPSK/QPSK modulation. In Proceedings of the 4th PROGRESS Symposium on Embedded Systems 2003 (pp. 212-219). Utrecht, The Netherlands: STW.