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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] a question about Reed-Solomon in GNURadio!

From: Bill Stevenson
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] a question about Reed-Solomon in GNURadio!
Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 17:44:41 -0700 (PDT)


I have successfully implemented the Reed-Solomon coding scheme in gr.atsc on USRP, the receiver can receive packets now. But after running tons of experimentation and comparing the performance between DQPSK without coding and DQPSK with Reed-Solomon, I cannot observe any performance improvement of the DQPSK with Reed-Solomon scheme. For the same PDR and BER, the RSSIs which are read using probe.level() are similar, and Reed-Solomon did show any correcting effect.

Does the reed-solomon in gr.atsc take effect? I coded the payload+crc part. Thanks!


--- On Fri, 5/1/09, Bill Stevenson <address@hidden> wrote:

From: Bill Stevenson <address@hidden>
Subject: [Discuss-gnuradio] a question about Reed-Solomon in GNURadio!
To: address@hidden
Date: Friday, May 1, 2009, 2:41 AM

I implemented the reed-solomon coding scheme in gr-atsc onto benchmark_tx.py and benchmark_rx.py. Following describes the results I got:

1, The transmitter can transmit reed-solomon coded stream with no problem. The receiver just keeps on waiting for the packets. There is no response at the receiver.

2, To fit the needs of USRP and the format of atsc data segment, the entire packet before the reed-solomon coding is packed in this way: MPEG_SYNC_BYTE+transport error byte+preamble+access code+header+ some padding (pad it into 256 bytes)+payload+ some padding+...+crc+..., the length of packet size is 1098, so after packing process, there are 6 data segments sent out in each packet.

3, I uncommented the assert(in[i].pli.regular_seg_p()) in atsc_rs_decoder.cc and atsc_derandomizer.cc because without uncommenting them, the corresponding error message will pop out the moment I run the benchmark_rx.py -f 2400M..... command at the receiver side.

4, I simulated this system in my laptop without connecting to any USRPs, and the result showed that the reed-solomon performance is apparently much better than that without reed-solomon.

Based on my limited knowledge, there might be two reasons: one is because of erasing the assert(in[i].pli.regular_seg_p()) phrase, but I don't think it is the culprit since the similer simulation did not indicate anying wrong with that method; the second one is MPEG_SYNC_BYTE+transport error byte ruined the correlating process of access code because it seemed that there were 3 preamble out there, but I am not sure about my conclusion.

I don't know what makes my receiving process down. Is that because of the MPEG_SYNC_BYTE in front of the preamble code? I really hope someone could give me some help on this problem! Thanks a lot!!! :)


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