Coding and modulation for short packet transmission

Do Sik Yoo, Wayne E. Stark, Kar Peo Yar, Seong Jun Oh

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We study the tradeoff between energy and bandwidth efficiency for short packet-transmission systems for wireless sensor networks. Using random coding bound (RCB) analysis, we show that 16-ary and 32-ary orthogonal modulation schemes provide reasonable balance between energy and bandwidth efficiency. In addition, we compare various channel-coding schemes and conclude that convolutional codes are well suited for wireless sensor network applications having excellent performance and reasonable robustness to imperfections, such as estimation errors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5398942
Pages (from-to)2104-2109
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May


  • Convolutional codes
  • Low duty cycle
  • Noncoherent demodulation
  • Orthogonal modulation
  • Sensor network
  • Short packet transmission
  • Turbo code

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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