Improving RCPC codes in rate-adaptive atmospheric optical wíreless communications systems

José M. Garrido Balsells, Antonio Jurado-Navas, Miguel Castillo-Vazquez, Antonio Puerta Notario

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In this paper, we analyse the performance of rate-compatible punctured convolutional (RCPC) codes for wireless optical communications systems. For these environments, a novel hybrid RCPC coding scheme with amodified puncturing matrix is proposed based on the insertion of variable silence periods. This transmission technique achieves better bit-error rate results than conventional RCPC and convolutional coding schemes, in agreement to the obtained increase in the peak-to-average optical power ratio.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Pages (from-to)879–889
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Optical communications
  • Rate-compatible
  • Punctured
  • Convolutional coding
  • Variable silence periods
  • Peak-to-average optical power ratio

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