Double symbol error rate and block error rate of mdpsk

F. Adachi, T. Matsumoto

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The double symbol error rate (DSER) is calculated for an M-ary DPSK (MDPSK) system to show that double symbol errors are less likely to be produced when M ≥ 4 than for the binary case (M = 2) and that MDPSK with M ≥ 4 provides similar conditional SER (defined as the SER when the previous symbol decision was in error) when compared at the same SER value. The block error rate (BKER) is also shown to be well approximated by that determined assuming independent symbol error when M ≥ 4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1571-1573
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1991 May 9


  • Digital communication systems
  • Errors


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