Parallel decodable channel coding implemented on a MIMO testbed

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Turkey

Approval Date: 2007




This thesis considers the real-time implementation phases of a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless communication system. The parts which are related to the implementation detail the blocks realized on a field programmable gate array (FPGA) board and define the connections between these blocks and typical radio frequency front-end modules assisting the wireless communication. Two sides of the implemented communication testbed are discussed separately as the transmitter and the receiver parts. In addition to usual building blocks of the transmitter and the receiver blocks, a special type of iterative parallelized decoding architecture has also been implemented on the testbed to demonstrate its potential in low-latency communication systems. In addition to practical aspects, this thesis also presents theoretical findings for an improved version of the built system using analytical tools and simulation results for possible extensions to orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM).