802.16 Session #7: Tutorial Open Forum

Tutorial #1: Monday, 7:00-8:00 pm
Forward Error Correction with emphasis on Turbo Product Codes
Dave Williams, Advanced Hardware Architectures

In this tutorial, I cover basic theory of turbo codes comparing various FEC technologies including Reed-Solomon, convolutional codes, Turbo Convolutional Codes, and Turbo Product Codes. I also compare TPCs against TCM concatenated with Reed-Solomon coding.

The tutorial also covers the use of TPCs with higher order modulation such as QAM and m-ary PSK for the purpose of bandwidth reduction. Other topics include burst error correction, tradeoffs between block size, code rates and soft decision resolution.

In its entirety, this tutorial will take 90 minutes, including time for audience interaction, questions, and discussion.

Tutorial #2: Tuesday: 8:30-10:00 pm
Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access
Zion Hadad, Runcom Ltd.

In this tutorial I shell discuss the Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (COFDMA) technique. The tutorial will contain explanation on the OFDM basics and coverage options, including Single Frequency Network (SFN) and its possible application for fixed and mobile applications. I discuss several possible coding and multiplexing implementations, including scenarios for multiple access and bandwidth on demand allocations. I also present a newly innovative approach for multiple access allocation using Reed Solomon series, which allows a better Carrier Allocation.

This tutorial will take 90 minutes, including time for audience interaction, questions, and discussion.

General Tutorial Information

The Tutorial Open Forum is an opportunity to present detailed explanations of issues that are related to existing or proposed 802.16 projects but are not responsive to any specific Call for Contributions. Talks are to be educational, not commercial.

Presentation Materials
Presentation materials must follow the rules of the 802.16 Presentation Cover Sheet. In particular, logos and other unnecessary commercial graphics are not permitted. The 802.16 Presentation Cover Sheet need not be completed unless the authors intend to submit the material for posting to the web.

To have a presentation scheduled on the agenda, request a specific amount of time from the 802.16 Chair. Include with your request a title and an abstract. Also submit presentation slides, if available. The Chair intends to fulfil requests on a first-come, first served basis. However, the Chair may choose to limit the duration of presentations based on allowable time. The Chair may also refuse presentations on grounds of overly commercial content.

Announcement of Agenda
802.16 will notify session attendees of the Tutorial Open Forum agenda so that they may chose which presentations to attend.

Participation Credit
The Tutorial Open Forum is not an official 802.16 meeting. Attendance will not be recorded.

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