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Performance Analysis of IEEE 802.16d using Forward Error Correction

Venkatesh Sekar, V. Palanisamy and K. Baskaran


Problem statement: Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access is the broadband wireless technology for terrestrial broadcast services in Metropolitan Area Networks. This BWA technology is based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) technology and considers the radio frequency range up to 2-11 GHz and 10-66 GHz. The objective of this research work is the performance analysis of AWGN, SUI-1 and SUI-2 fading channels in IEEE802.16d using FEC to improving BER at different SNR under QPSK digital modulation technique. Approach: Channel coding part is composed of three steps randomization, Forward Error Correction (FEC) and interleaving. FEC is done in two phases through the outer Reed Solomon (RS) and inner Convolutional Code (CC). The implementation and analysis will be made on using MATLAB simulation. Results: In this analysis the Bit Error Rate under QPSK modulation technique over AWGN, SUI-1 and SUI-2 fading channel with encoder for a SNR value of 5dB but in the case of without encoder is found SNR value of 9dB,10dB and 8dB respectively. Conclusion: It was concluded that all the three fading channel had same SNR with FEC .The optional Block Turbo Coding (BTC) can be implemented to enhance the performance of FEC.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 7 No. 3, 2011, 431-433


Submitted On: 6 January 2011 Published On: 9 March 2011

How to Cite: Sekar, V., Palanisamy, V. & Baskaran, K. (2011). Performance Analysis of IEEE 802.16d using Forward Error Correction. Journal of Computer Science, 7(3), 431-433.

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  • Convolutional Code (CC)
  • QPSK
  • Forward Error Correction (FEC)
  • AWGN
  • Block Turbo Coding (BTC)
  • Reed Solomon (RS)
  • WiMAX
  • Line Of Sight (LOS)
  • Signalto- Noise Ratio (SNR)