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Performance Comparison of AWGN, Flat Fading and Frequency Selective Fading Channel for Wireless Communication System Using 4QPSK

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Executive Summary

In this paper, first build up a wireless communication simulator including Gray coding, modulation, different channel models (AWGN, flat fading and frequency selective fading channels), channel estimation, adaptive equalization, and demodulation. Next, test the effect of different channel models to the data and image in receiver with constellation and BER (bit error rate) plots under 4QPSK modulation which is a high data rate then QPSK. For Image data source, the authors also compare the received image quality to original image in different channels. At last, give detail results and analyses of the performance improvement with channel estimation and adaptive equalization in slow Rayleigh fading channel.

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