• SPECTRAL EFFICIENCY OF 8-ARY PSK MODULATION UTILIZING SQUARE ROOT RAISED COSINE FILTERING

      Scheidt, Kelly J.; CMC Electronics Cincinnati (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2002-10)
      As frequency allocation restrictions are tightening, and data rates are increasing, it is becoming necessary to incorporate higher order modulation techniques to make more efficient use of available spectrum. When used with Square Root Raised Cosine filtering, 8-ary Phase Shift Keyed modulation is a spectrally efficient technique that makes better use of today’s RF spectrum in comparison to standard formats. This paper will discuss 8-ary PSK modulation and its spectral efficiency with a SRRC filter, along with comparisons to BPSK, QPSK, and FSK.