Recent research results: Adaptive PSK Modulation Scheme in the Presence of Phase Noise
S. Bicais from CEA has presented at SPAWC 2018 a research study dedicated to the definition of a link adaption scheme for PSK modulation corrupted by strong phase noise.
Phase noise is one of the major impairments affecting severely performance of millimeter-wave systems. This paper addresses the problem of link adaption for coherent and non-coherent phase modulated signals subject to Gaussian and Wiener phase noise. We first derive closed-form approximations of the bit error rate. Then, in contrast to usual link adaptation techniques, we propose a simple scheme exploiting estimations of not only the signal-to-noise ratio but also of the phase noise variance, which is essential to achieve reliable communications.