SDR Based Modulation Performance of RF Signal under Different Communication Channel


  • S. Habib Department of Information Technology, College of Computer Qassim University, 6633, Buraidah, 51452, Saudi Arabia


Bit error rate, receiver operation, RF signal, signal noise ratio, transmitter, wireless channel


Hardware components are an integral part of Hardware Define Radio (HDR) for seamless operations and optimal performance. On the other hand, Software Define Radio (SDR) is a program that does not rely on any hardware components for its performance. Both of the latter radio programmers utilize modulation functions to make their core components from signal processing viewpoint. The following paper concentrates on SDR based modulation and their performance under different modulations. The bit error rate (BER) of modulations such as PSK, QAM, and PSAM were used as indicators to test channel quality estimation in planar Rayleigh fading. Though it is not commonly used for channel fading, the method of the adder determines the regionally segmented channel fading. Thus, the estimation error of the channel change substantially reduces the performance of the signal, hence, proving to be an effective option. Moreover, this paper also elaborates that BER is calculated as a function of the sample size (signal length) with an average of 20 decibels. Consequently, the size of the results for different modulation schemes has been explored. The analytical results through derivations have been verified through computer simulation. The results focused on parameters of amplitude estimation error for 1dB reduction in the average signal-to-noise ratio, while the combined amplitude deviation estimation error results are obtained for a 3.5 dB reduction.


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Habib, S. . (2021). SDR Based Modulation Performance of RF Signal under Different Communication Channel. The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal (ACES), 36(08), 1043–1049. Retrieved from