In this paper, we present a novel system that invokes jointly optimized iterative source and channel decoding for enhancing the error resilience of the adaptive multirate wideband (AMR-WB) speech codec. The resultant AMR-WB-coded speech signal is protected by a recursive systematic convolutional (RSC) code and transmitted using a noncoherently detected multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) differential space-time spreading (DSTS) scheme. To further enhance the attainable system performance and to maximize the coding advantage of the proposed transmission scheme, the system is also combined with multidimensional sphere-packing (SP) modulation. Furthermore, the convergence behavior of the proposed scheme is evaluated with the aid of extrinsic information transfer (EXIT) charts. The proposed system exhibits an Eb/N0 gain of about 1 dB, as compared with the benchmark scheme carrying out joint channel decoding and DSTS-aided SP demodulation in conjunction with separate AMR-WB decoding, when using only Isystem = 2 system iterations and when communicating over narrow-band correlated Rayleigh fading channels.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Automotive Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Applied Mathematics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering