Performance Analysis of Reed-Solomon Codes Concatenated with Convolutional Codes over AWGN Channel

Kattaswamy Mergu
2016 APTIKOM Journal on Computer Science and Information Technologies  
With rapid growth in today's technology, digital communication is playing a major role to provide hostile environment to meet various applications. In this communication, Coding plays a prominent role to contribute error free transmission through channel coding which improves capacity of a channel by adding some redundant bit to the original information. One way to provide a better performance of the communication system is by concatenating different types of channel coding techniques. The
more » ... tenation can be done either in parallel or serial. The primary aim of this paper is to concatenate the Reed-Solomon codes with Convolutional codes in series, which provides better results comparing with single coding techniques. The performance of the concatenation of Reed-Solomon codes with Convolutional codes can be evaluated by finding bit error rate with various values of signal-to-noise ratio over AWGN channel. The analytical result has been obtained by using MATLAB/OCTAVE.
doi:10.11591/aptikom.j.csit.100 fatcat:32rtexllebgzbjyz7gv6u5sliy