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dc.contributor.authorIlunga, Louen_US
dc.description.abstractWireless technologies, such as satellite, cellular, and wireless internet are now commercially driven by ever more demanding consumers, who are ready for seamless integration of communication networks from the home to the car, and into the office. There is a growing need to quickly transmit information wirelessly and accurately. Engineers have already combine techniques such as orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) suitable for high data rate transmission with forward error correction (FEC) methods over wireless channels.

In this thesis, we enhance the system throughput of a working OFDM system by adding turbo coding and adaptive modulation (AD). Simulation is done over a time varying, frequency selective Rayleigh fading channel. The temporal variations in the simulated wireless channel are due to the presence of Doppler, a sign of relative motion between transmitter and receiver. The wideband system has 48 data sub-channels, each is individually modulated according to channel state information acquired during the previous burst. The end goal is to increase the system throughput while maintaining system performance under a bit error rate (BER) of 10-2. The results we obtained are preliminary. The lack of resources prevented us from producing detailed graphs of our findings.

dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectfrequency selective rayleigh channelen_US
dc.subjectadaptive modulationen_US
dc.subjectturbo codesen_US
dc.subjectorthogonal frequency division multiplexingen_US
dc.subjecttarget BERen_US
dc.titleAdaptive, Turbo-coded OFDMen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US of Scienceen_US Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairAnnamalai, Annamalai Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJacobs, Iraen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberReed, Jeffrey Hughen_US

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