Performance Optimization of 6LoWPAN Systems for RF AMR System Using Turbo and LDPC Codes

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Lafci M., Ertuğ Ö.

29th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing (IWSSIP), Sofija, Bulgaria, 1 - 03 June 2022 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iwssip55020.2022.9854500
  • City: Sofija
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Keywords: 6LoWPAN, IEEE 802.15.4, turbo codes, LDPC, channel encoding
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This work analyzed the coding gain that is provided in 6LoWPAN transceivers when channel-coding methods are used. There were made improvements at physical layer of 6LoWPAN technology in the system suggested. Performance analysis was performed using turbo, LDPC and convolutional codes on IEEE 802.15.4 standard that is used in the relevant physical layer. Code rate of convolutional and turbo codes are set to 1/3 and 1/4. For LDPC codes, the code rate is set as 3/4 and 5/6. According to simulation results obtained from the MATLAB environment, turbo codes give better results than LDPC and convolutional codes. It is seen that an average of 3 dB to 8 dB gain is achieved in turbo codes, in LDPC and convolutional coding, it is observed that the gain is between 2 dB and 6 dB depending on the modulation type and code rate.