On the performance of BICM with trivial interleavers in nonfading channels
Paper in proceedings, 2011

Recent results have shown that the performance of bit-interleaved coded modulation (BICM) using convolutional codes in nonfading channels can be greatly improved if the bit-level interleaver takes a trivial form (BICM-T), i.e., if it does not interleave the bits at all. The reported gains reach a few decibels and are obtained using a less complex BICM system. In this paper, we give a formal explanation for these results and show that BICM-T is in fact the combination of a TCM transmitter and a BICM receiver. Analytical bounds that predict the performance of BICM-T are developed and a new type of distance spectrum for the convolutional code is introduced.

Author

Alex Alvarado

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Leszek Szczecinski

Erik Agrell

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC 2011

1550-3607 (ISSN)

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

DOI

10.1109/icc.2011.5963205

ISBN

978-1-61284-233-2

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