• A Novel Multi-H CPM-SC-FDMA Transmission Scheme for Aeronautical Telemetry

      Wylie-Green, Marilynn P.; Perrins, Erik; Nokia Siemens Networks; University of Kansas (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2008-10)
      In this paper, we propose multi-h CPM-SC-FDMA, a novel transmission scheme which combines many of the key characteristics of continuous phase modulation (CPM) with single carrier Frequency Division Multiple Access (SC-FDMA) to produce a power efficient, robust modulation which is suitable for high-rate multiple-access aeronautical telemetry applications. The basis of our approach is found in the observation that the discrete-time samples from a CPM waveform constitute a constant envelope time domain sequence which can be pre-coded and subsequently mapped to a set of orthogonal subcarriers for an FDMA-style transmission. The resulting waveform exhibits power efficiency and easily supports multiple access.
    • PAM-Based Timing Synchronization for ARTM Modulations

      Perrins, Erik; Bose, Sayak; Wylie-Green, Marilynn P.; University of Kansas; Nokie Siemens Networks (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2008-10)
      A reduced-complexity decision-directed timing recovery method for continuous phase modulation (CPM) is presented. The timing recovery method is based on the pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) representation - or Laurent representation - of CPM, and is applied to the family of three telemetry modulations: PCM/FM, SOQPSKTG, and ARTM CPM. This work is the next step in an ongoing effort to develop reduced-complexity PAM-based receiver methods for aeronautical telemetry. We quantify the steady-state tracking accuracy of the proposed timing recovery method and show that it performs very close to the theoretical limit given by the modified Cramer-Rao bound (MCRB).We also demonstrate that the proposed method is free of false-lock points for all three modulations.