Optimal decision fusion based automatic modulation classification by using wireless sensor networks in multipath fading channel

Yan Zhang, Nirwan Ansari, Wei Su

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Abstract

Automatic modulation classification (AMC) is deployed, as the intermediate step between signal detection and demodulation, to identify modulation schemes automatically. Modulation classification is a challenging task, especially in a non-cooperative environment, owing to the lack of prior information on the transmitted signal at the receiver; the problem will be more challenging in the multipath fading channel. The proposed AMC method based on optimal decision fusion by using wireless sensor networks provides a more accurate classification result than any one of the individual signal alone. Wireless sensor networks offer increased reliability and optimal decision fusion provides huge gains in overall classification performance as compared to that of the single sensor. Thus, optimal decision fusion based AMC by using wireless sensor networks greatly enhances classification performance of weak signals in non-cooperative communication environment. Classification performances of optimal decision fusion based AMC by using wireless sensor networks in the multipath fading channel are investigated and evaluated in terms of correct classification probability. Through Monte Carlo simulations, we demonstrate that the proposed AMC algorithm can greatly outperform that of single sensor in multipath fading channel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event54th Annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference: "Energizing Global Communications", GLOBECOM 2011 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2011Dec 9 2011

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

Other

Other54th Annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference: "Energizing Global Communications", GLOBECOM 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period12/5/1112/9/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Automatic modulation classification (AMC)
  • decision fusion
  • modulation recognition
  • multipath fading channel
  • wireless sensor network (WSN)

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