Downlink LTE System Performance Improvement by Using BCH Codes over LTE-MIMO Channel

  • Ghasan Ali Hussain
  • Lukman Audah
Keywords: Fading, MIMO, BCH, LTE, BPSK, QBSK, OFDM


Long-term Evolution (LTE) has potential feasibility to implement high-speed data transmission. This technology is essential for accommodating the rising utilization of data and voice service. Nonetheless, the main problem is the deteriorated performance of wireless communication systems following the elevation in bit error rate (BER) owing to multipath fading environments. Therefore, using channel coding is essential to reduce BER, which leads to enhancement of system performance of digital communication systems. Previous studies have reported utilization of channel codes including turbo and convolutional codes in LTE systems for attaining error control system. As such, the key challenge of selecting category of coding method is the trade-off between elevating decoding complexity and enhancing system performance. Hence, the study herein proposed Bose and Chaudhuri (BCH) codes as channel coding for downlink LTE system over MIMO channel. This is aimed to attain an adaptive error control with low complexity compared to turbo and convolutional codes. The findings indicated that BCH codes had reduced BER compared to turbo and convolutional codes in both quadrature phase-shift keying (QPSK) modulation schemes and binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) with regard to the downlink LTE system performance. The suggested method had approximately 4dB coding gain at 1X10-1 against both of convolutional and turbo codes in BPSK. While, for QPSK, the proposed method had approximately 5dB and 6dB compared to turbo and convolutional codes, respectively. Nonetheless, enhanced performance of the suggested system was observed through reducing BER of the received data by adding the number of antennas in MIMO channel.
How to Cite
Hussain, G. A., & Audah, L. (2018). Downlink LTE System Performance Improvement by Using BCH Codes over LTE-MIMO Channel. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 10(4). Retrieved from