Date Added: May 2012
Differentially encoded and non-coherently detected transceivers exhibit a low complexity, since they dispense with complex channel estimation. Albeit this is achieved at the cost of requiring an increased transmit power, they are particularly beneficial, for example in cooperative communication scenarios, where the employment of channel estimation for all the mobile-to-mobile links may become unrealistic. In pursuit of high bandwidth efficiency, Differential Amplitude and Phase Shift Keying (DAPSK) was devised using constellations of multiple concentric rings. In order to increase resilience against the typical high-Doppler-induced performance degradation of DAPSK and/or enhance the maximum achievable error-free transmission rate for DAPSK modulated systems, Multiple-Symbol Differential Detection (MSDD) may be invoked.