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Image transmission over underwater acoustic environment using OFDM technique with HQAM mapper


Esmaiel, H and Jiang, D, Image transmission over underwater acoustic environment using OFDM technique with HQAM mapper, Proceedings of the Third IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Technology, 23-25 March 2013, Yangzhou, China, pp. 1596-1601. ISBN 978-1-4673-2764-0 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/ICIST.2013.6747842


Performance of underwater acoustic communication system is influenced on channel characteristic. Especially, an important feature of the underwater acoustic communication is multipath propagation and Doppler spread cause by the surface and bottom reflections. In this paper, we study the application of high speed image transmission using multi-carrier modulation, where this capability can enable the next generation of undersea expeditions. We use Hierarchical Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (HQAM) as Zero-padded (ZP) orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) mapper to be unequal error protection for the transmitted bit stream. We proved capability of ZP-OFDM multi-carrier modulation based on HQAM mapper with Reed Solomon channel coder in sensitive bit error reduction without receiver equalizer. Proposed scheme evaluated using different types of images for different values of the modulation parameter and underwater channel physical parameters.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:underwater communication, image transmission, channel coding
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Mobile computing
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Communication technologies, systems and services
Objective Field:Communication technologies, systems and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Esmaiel, H (Mr Hamada Esmaiel)
UTAS Author:Jiang, D (Dr Danchi Jiang)
ID Code:88763
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2014-02-14
Last Modified:2014-08-05

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