Title

Coding for Short Messages in Multipath Underwater Acoustic Communication Channels

Abstract

This paper applies the full tail-biting (FTB) convolutional codes to short data packets and evaluates their performance in underwater acoustic communication by computer simulation and an ocean experiment. The simulation results for AWGN channels show that the FTB codes achieve the similar bit error rate (BER) performance as the zero-tailing convolutional (ZTC) codes regardless of block lengths, while the direct-truncate convolutional (DTC) codes suffer from BER degradation, specially with short block lengths. Both simulation and ocean experimental results demonstrate that the FTB codes are excellent candidates for underwater acoustic communication systems where short data blocks and strong error correction codes are needed.

Meeting Name

OCEANS 2018 MTS/IEEE Charleston, OCEANS 2018 (2018: Oct. 22-25, Charleston, SC)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Comments

The work of M. Behgam and Y.R. Zheng was supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation under Grant ECCS-1646548 and the Wilkens Missouri Telecommunications Endowment at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Keywords and Phrases

Circular Viterbi Algorithm; Internet Of Things; Internet Of Underwater Things; Tail-Biting Convolutional Codes; Underwater Acoustic Communications

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-153864814-8

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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