Bounds on the Performance of PSK Block Codes

Document type: Licentiates
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Author(s): Efraim Laksman
Title: Bounds on the Performance of PSK Block Codes
Series: Blekinge Institute of Technology Licentiate Dissertion Series
Year: 2010
Issue: 2
Pagination: 51
ISBN: 978-91-7295-175-4
ISSN: 1650-2140
Publisher: Blekinge Institute of Technology
City: Karlskrona
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Mathematics & Natural Sciences (Sektionen för ingenjörsvetenskap - Avd.för matematik och naturvetenskap)
School of Engineering S-371 79 Karlskrona
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http://www.bth.se/ing/
Authors e-mail: efraim.laksman@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: In wireless communication, the minimum Euclidean distance between codewords is a major factor for the ability to correct errors in messages, and it is of interest to maximize the minimum Euclidean distance.

The thesis improves previously established general upper bounds on minimum Euclidean distance of phase shift keying block codes. There are no requirements on structure of codes, as the bound depends only on alphabet size, word length and code size. Prior to this thesis, bounds found by use of a method of Elias, had been improved by generalization of Elias' method. The method used here is an attempt to optimize that generalization.
Subject: Mathematics\General
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-00457
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