M-ary FSK Modulation Using Short Packet without a Preamble and Error Detection Codes for Low Power Wireless Communication

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Since power of a wireless sensor node is limited, low power communication technology has been required. M-ary frequency shift keying (MFSK) modulation with orthogonal signals is one of the methods to decrease the power. However, if the amount of transmitted data including such as an identification number (ID) of a node and measured data is small, a ratio of the data length to the total packet length, which means transmission efficiency, becomes quite low. Because a preamble and error check codes are generally added to a packet for synchronization between a transmitter and a receiver and for decrease in reception errors, respectively. In this research, we have developed a method with digital filters which eliminates the other signals from time series frequency spectra not to use a preamble and error check codes. Although estimated synchronization loss of the method was less than 1.6 dB, it was found that the loss of the method on error packet rate was almost 0 dB at more than 0.001 of packet error rate by a simulation made by BASIC. These results indicate a possibility to realize that a packet which consists of only two symbols can be received with no error if the transmitted data is less than 14 bits using 128-FSK.

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Okada, H. and Itoh, T. (2014) M-ary FSK Modulation Using Short Packet without a Preamble and Error Detection Codes for Low Power Wireless Communication. Wireless Sensor Network, 6, 35-42. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2014.63005.

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