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Modified EESM Based Link Adaptation Algorithm for Multimedia Transmission in Multicarrier Systems

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Executive Summary

The previous link adaptation algorithms on OFDM based systems use equal modulation order for all sub carrier index within a block. For multimedia transmission using OFDM as the modulation technique, unequal constellation is used within one OFDM subcarrier block, a set of subcarriers for audio and another set for video transmissions. A generic model has been shown for such a transmission and link adaptation algorithm has been proposed using EESM (Effective Exponential SNR Mapping) method as basic method. Mathematical model has been derived for the channel based on bivariate Gaussian distribution in which the amplitude varies two dimensionally in the same envelope. From the moment generating function of bivariate distribution, probability of error has been theoretically derived.

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