A novel mobile communication system using Pulse Position based Chirp Spread Spectrum modulation

Adam Knapp, Laszlo Pap


The paper presents a new mobile communication system based on Chirp Spread Spectrum (CSS) transmission. The downlink modulation scheme is extended with Pulse Position Modulation (PPM) to carry data for multiple mobile terminals simultaneously. The described novel mechanism ensures reliable and robust communication between the parties, especially for terminals moving with high speeds or at long range. Furthermore, the proposed system take care of the uplink communication as well, where Closed-Loop Power Control (CLPC) is applied to handle the near-far problem and improve the performance of the system. Based on the attributes of the proposed system the application area covers sensor networks, IoT applications and Industry 4.0 as general field of LPWAN, however, mobility of terminals also considered.Analytical investigations for downlink communication are described focusing on the instantaneous symbol-error rate and average SER in Rayleigh fading channel. The results show that the proposed Pulse Position based Chirp Spread Spectrum technique for Multiple Access (shortly PP-CSS-MA) allows higher data rates that is used for the multiple access feature. In addition, numerical results are presented as well, and they point out the benefits of the applied CLPC mechanism. Finally, considerations regarding to the implementation of the proposed communication system are described.


LPWAN, Chirp Spread Spectrum, Pulse Position Modulation, Multiple Access, Symbol-Error Rate, Rayleigh fading

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24138/jcomss.v14i3.582

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