Performance analysis of a digital communication system on sea platforms

Şenol, Gökberk
The transmission rate and reliability are the most crucial elements of a communication system on sea platforms. In this thesis, the performance of a high speed and reliable communication system that can be used on ship to ship sea platforms will be evaluated. The two ray channel model is used in order to characterize the channel considering the refraction and reflection. Using the channel model, the path loss and the Shannon channel capacities are obtained for different systems. In order to increase the system performance, frequency diversity technique is used and a detailed comparison of diversity combining techniques is provided. As an alternative to Shannon channel capacity, cut off rate analysis is considered to get more realistic results about the rate of the communication system in that it takes modulation into account and the results are compared with the channel capacity. Block fading model and jamming effects on the achievable rate of the system is considered for different linear modulation techniques. Finally, an OFDM system design is given as an example using the tools obtained in this work.


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Citation Formats
G. Şenol, “Performance analysis of a digital communication system on sea platforms,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.