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Adaptive Power Saving Receiver for DVB-H Exploiting Adaptive Modulation and Coding

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Broadcasting live digital TV to a small battery-powered handheld device is very challenging. One of the most promising technologies to provide such services is DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting over Handheld). Power consumption has always been one of the most crucial challenges for handheld devices. In this paper, a novel Adaptive Modulation and Coding (AMC) framework is proposed for DVB-H systems to address the challenging problem of power consumption. The proposed power saving AMC framework operates by rearranging the transmitted frames in a pre-defined pattern. The adaptive receiver selects the appropriate modulation technique and/or code rate, one that achieves a target Bit Error Rate (BER), and then could be switched off and/or powered down resulting in significant potential for saving of reception and processing powers. Simulation of the DVB-H system under the proposed framework proved that the proposed power saving AMC framework is capable of achieving power saving up to 71.875% in COST207 Typical Urban 6-paths (TU6) channel. Furthermore, numerical analysis for the power saving potential and BER performance of the proposed framework is performed for both flat Rayleigh channel and multipath TU6 channel.

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T. Osama ELSHABRAWY and S. Hassan Abdel WAHED, "Adaptive Power Saving Receiver for DVB-H Exploiting Adaptive Modulation and Coding," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2010, pp. 152-166. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2010.32022.


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