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Multilevel block coded modulation (BCM) schemes with unequal error protection (UEP) are investigated. These schemes are based on unconventional set partitions that greatly reduce the error coefficients associated with multi-stage decoding of conventional BCM, at the expense of smaller intra-set distances.


Published in 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory. 1997. Proceedings

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At the time of publication Robert H. Morelos-Zaragoza was not yet affiliated with San Jose State University.