A transceiver employing hierarchical constellation encodes two hierarchies with different levels of protection and selectively decodes one or both of them, resulting in constellation inconsistency of encoding and decoding. Therefore, a conventional ordered successive interference cancellation (OSIC) receiver, which restores the signals as they are transmitted, can not be compatible with the constellation inconsistency. To mitigate this problem, an OSIC detector with the individual received bit rate per data stream is first designed. To further improve the error performance, the proposed detector is modified, for which distinct criteria are used for demodulation and cancellation. It is shown that the proposed detector achieves spectrally efficient detection while guaranteeing reliable communication.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering