MEASURING THE PERFORMANCE OF A DIGITAL CHANNEL
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-01
The direct measurement of the BER is a proce- dure that involves a great amount of time and mate- rial. Thus, a parameter has been chosen which requires less hardware for its measurement and is strongly correlated to the BER. We call this param- eter the Scattering Measure. In the following, we describe the parameter and the simulation results that led us to claim its equivalence to the BER. Then, we give an outline for the implementation of the measurement and discuss its advantages over a direct measurement of the BER. The scattering measure is discussed within the context of the QUAD-16QAM modulation used in the MIRS project but is rele- vant to any digital communication signal.