The Development & Implementation of Reed Solomon Codes for OFDM Using Software-Defined Radio Platform

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the performance of Reed Solomon codes (RS code) is presented, so as to make it perform better to choose the effective parameters that can improve Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) system. The results show that code gain with high code rate is better than that of low code rate, the results also showed that the error-correcting codes become more efficient as the block size increases. The authors' simulations indicate that at 10-3 BER, the R-S codes with code rate 0.9 is outperform no code curve by 1.4dB, while there is 1dB between 0.8 and 0.9 code rate and so it degreases as code rate goes to low value.

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