American Journal of Applied Sciences

Bit Error Rate Analysis of RS (7, 3) Coded Frequency Shift Keying Using Simulink

T.A. Shanmugasundaram and V. Vijayabaskar

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2015.92.98

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 2

Pages 92-98


Bit Error Rate is an essential parameter to quantize the effectiveness of transceiver circuits used in low power, low duty cycle sensor nodes. BER can figure out their performance in terms of number of retransmissions, which keeps the node to consume its battery power undesirably rather than conserving it. Forward Error Correction schemes ensure the transceiver circuit to effectively perform its operations over a noisy bandwidth like ISM and under harsh/unpredictable channel conditions. As none of the coherent M-ary modulation schemes are 100% efficient, non-coherent schemes can be considered as power-efficient choice for power limited sensor nodes. BFSK helps the sensor no des to have quicker transition from sleep mode to active mode. Otherwise, this will also force the transceiver to waste considerable amount of power. In this paper, by developing a SIMULINK model for RS (7, 3) coded BFSK in its non-coherent detection mode is analyzed for its bit error rate performance under various channel and coding conditions. Simulation results show that, this model gives its best BER performance as 16.67% under suitable conditions.


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