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High Order Chirp Rate Shift Keying Modulation Using the Fractional Fourier Transform

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      In this paper, we discuss an improved demodulation scheme using the Fractional Fourier Transform (FrFT) for a modulation scheme employing chirp rate shift keying (CrSK). CrSK in conjunction with the FrFT enable very high order, e.g. more than 32-ary modulation schemes to be achievable with good bit error rate (BER) performance, even in the absence of coding, thereby overcoming limitations of traditional schemes including phase shift keying (PSK) or QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation). By using an FrFT-based demodulator, we expand our demodulation degrees of freedom from a single (e.g. frequency) axis to an entire time-frequency domain, called the Wigner Distribution (WD). We show how the proposed demodulation scheme using the FrFT improves over past approaches by more than 7 dB, enabling us to achieve close to 4-ary performance with a 32-ary modulation scheme. This enables future systems to operate at 5 bits/s/Hz bandwidth efficiency, enhancing bandwidth utilization for future generation, high data rate, applications, such as internet.

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      European Journal of Engineering Research and Science
      EJERS
      European Open Access Publishing (Europa Publishing)
      2506-8016
      April 14 2017
      April 14 2017
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      10.24018/ejers.2017.2.4.314
      © 2017

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