Presenting a thorough overview of bit-interleaved codedmodulation (BICM), this book introduces the tools for the analysisand design of BICM transceivers. It explains in details thefunctioning principles of BICM and proposes a refined probabilisticmodeling of the reliability metrics–the so-calledL-values–which are at the core of the BICM receivers. Alternatives for transceiver design based on these models are thenstudied.
Providing new insights into the analysis of BICM, this book isunique in its approach, providing a general framework for analysisand design, focusing on communication theoretic aspects of BICMtransceivers. It adopts a tutorial approach, explains the problemsin simple terms with the aid of multiple examples and case studies,and provides solutions using accessible mathematical tools.
The book will be an excellent resource for researchers inacademia and industry: graduate students, academics, developmentengineers, and R & D managers.
Presents an introduction to BICM, placing it in the context ofother coded modulation schemes
Offers explanations of the functioning principles and designalternatives
Provides a unique approach, focusing on communication theoryaspects
Shows examples and case studies to illustrate analysis anddesign of BICM
Adopts a tutorial approach, explaining the problems in simpleterms and presenting solutions using accessible mathematicaltools