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Demodulate qpsk with gnu radio

I'm trying to demodulate a qpsk signal with gnu radio. The signal is from the meteor satellite on 137MHz https://www.sigidwiki.com/wiki/Low_Rate_Picture_Transmission_(LRPT). I recorded the signal with ...
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Signal filtering with rrcos filter doesn't seem to work

I'm trying to learn some signal processing and recorded some iq data from the meteor satellite which transmits data with qpsk. I read the file with python and tried applying a rrcos filter on the ...
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Why should costas loop be done after clock recovery, as opposed to before?

In GNURadio's PSK tutorial they place the costas loop after clock sync and linear equalizer. This seems odd to me. I'm thinking that it's easier to lock onto a carrier frequency at the higher RF ...
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GNURadio 3.8 QPSK : Hard time to recover the right symbols/data

Cheers, I am demodulating a QPSK signal on GNURadio, the data transmitted is a known HEX file with the "1ACFFC1D" foreword every 124 bytes, to check if the demodulation is a success, it ...
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How to decode a MIMO stream using V-BLAST?

I am attempting to implement the V-BLAST algorithm for MIMO streams as described by Wolniansky et al. in the following paper: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/738086 (I am not commenting on its ...
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Symbol Timing Recovery with Fractional Sample per Second

I'm trying to write symbol timing recovery loop and taking help from "Digital Communications A Discrete-Time Approach" by Miachel Rice. MATLAB communication toolbox has also implemented the ...
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Do PSK/QAM modulators (e.g. 4G/5G) fundamentally use more energy per packet than CSS modulators (e.g. LoRa)?

Not sure if this is the right place or even the right question to ask, but googling did not get me much further, so here goes: I'm trying to assess whether the power consumed by an IoT device, based ...
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subquestion 2 : original Q "Difference between MSK and GMSK?"

if we talk about a modulation, we mention a linear and nonlinear modulation. GMSK is nonlinear modulation, but it can be derived from a linear modulation as MSK, PAM and we talk about a linear ...
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subquestion: original Q "Difference between MSK and GMSK?"

I am studying GMSK modulation for an understanding its realisation in practice. I have the question posted in 2021: "Difference between MSK and GMSK?" And Mr Boschen explained how the ...
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How do I set GNU Radio Es/No?

I am trying to create a random signal in GNU Radio (using DVB-S2 specs for the physical layer) and transmit this signal using a USRP X310. This is shown below: Problem: I would like to be able to ...
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Calculating complex AWGN in BPAM and QPSK

I was trying to add complex AWGN in a BPAM and a QPSK signal, manually. However I started using formulas as it is shown below (e.g. in BPAM) but the result was not the expected (also using as a ...
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Do BPSK vs QPSK have the same performance?

I'm trying to re-learn digital communication theory again and am creating a bit error probability simulation for various modulations. So far I've added BPSK, QPSK, and 8PSK and below is a plot that ...
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Exact formula for 8-PSK BER

Is there an exact formula for the probability of bit error (or bit error rate, BER) for 8-PSK (in the literature, course slides, etc.)? I am not referring to SEP (Symbol Error Probability) but BER. ...
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GNURadio Guided Tutorial PSK Demodulation Example

I have been reading and doing the steps on this webpage of GNUradio : https://wiki.gnuradio.org/index.php/Guided_Tutorial_PSK_Demodulation In the middle of the page, there is a section: "Using ...
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Modulation in laser satellite communication

In small satellite communication technique we can use optical spectrum (optical (laser) communication system). The common and simplest modulation techniques used are On and Off keying (OOK), Q-ary PPM ...
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In practice, why is there any overlap in frequency-division multiplexing?

Okay, so I am aware of the math behind perfect reconstruction in filterbank and wavelet theory when there is half-band symmetry. But I don't understand, when we have the computational power to do ...
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oQPSK/QPSK conversion with fractional interpolation

I once used a GNU Radio QPSK receiver for oQPSK demodulation. All I did was to "forcefully" delay the Q channel by half the symbol time. At the time, I was using a discrete number of samples ...
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How to find the bandwidth of the transmitted M-FSK signal?

I'm tried to find the solution, but I failed. my question in the figure below, and the correct answer it's shown at the end of Figure. I'm using this formula but the answer is not correct! Is there ...
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Why Bluetooth 2 use pi/4-DQPSK instead of OQPSK?

From the peak to average power ratio point of view OQPSK is better than pi/4-DQPSK. What is the advantage of pi/4-DQPSK compare to OQPSK? Why Bluetooth 2 use pi/4-DQPSK instead of OQPSK?
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RRC filter in receiver side well applied?

I would like to ask question bout the rrc filter that I applied as an matched filter for receiver side in communication. My aim after RRC filter is to draw the eye diagram, and so far the eye opening ...
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Matlab: Could anyone suggest why Iam getting a different geometry for QPSK constellation diagram

I'm developing a Multi-user MIMO communication model in MATLAB where a base station communicates with 2 users. The model uses OFDM (QPSK) modulation. Channel model, precoding and covolutional encoder ...
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Why do I see a frequency shift from center when transmitting a QPSK via USRP with GNU Radio?

I am transmitting a QPSK signal via GRC and when I look at it on the spectrum analyzer, the signal is shifted away from my center frequency. This shift increases the higher the center frequency (i.e. ...
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understanding FIR SRRC filter with memory implementation in C

I translated the Matlab QPSK receiver/transmitter into real-time C code that I have running on a PlutoSDR platform. QPSK receiver/transmitter I wrote the square root raised cosine filter for the TX ...
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QPSK sync sequence detection problem

I have IQ data collected This is the beginning of the packet that includes preamble and sync sequence. Red is real part, blue is imaginary. Also constellation diagram for this data I don't have ...
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Error probability for 8-PSK

How can I calculate bit error rate for 8-PSK modulation when I have $E_b/N_0$ given? I know that for QPSK/BPSK the matter is quite simple, but I cannot cope with 8-PSK. Let's say that my $E_b/N_0$ = ...
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QPSK demodulator on GNURadio continuously loses phase lock

I am designing a QPSK demodulator to be used for receiving Meteor M2 (LEO satellite) signals (QPSK at 72Kbaud). However, I am finding a lot of problems in my way. First of all, this is the flowchart I ...
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Correcting large frequency offsets at very low data rates

Consider a typical BPSK system running at a baud rate of 1 kbaud/sec - the receiver needs to deal with severe frequency offsets, let's say up to +/- 1 MHz offset and that the frequency offset can ...
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Block diagram of M-PSK modulation and demodulation

I have come across this quadrature modulator block diagram in many books and websites: I've read that the quadrature modulator allows to realize many different digital modulations, including ...
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Spectral properties of QPSK modulation

From what I've read, the spectral properties of the modulation largely depend on the rate of change of the signal phase - "a signal in which the phase changes stepwise has a broad spectrum, well ...
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What does this mean? The elliptical constellation in the QPSK constellation diagram?

Can you explain what kind of signal is this or what can you characterize when you see QPSK constellation like this? to get a better signal it needs to be near 1 and be a round circular constellation. ...
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Why is the bandwidth for this QPSK system larger than expected?

Below is my gnuradio-companion graph. As you can see the sample rate is 100k, I am modulating with QPSK, and am filtering the waveform (RRC) with the "Excess BW" parameter, at 0.35. The ...
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Why 8-PSK modulation has higher Eb/N0 than QPSK or BPSK?

I run a transmitter/receiver simulation using QPSK, BPSK, and 8-PSK modulations. As far as I have noticed, the best SNR per bit results are obtained when simulating with 8-PSK modulation (and also at ...
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Offset QPSK Demodulation using GnuRadio

I am currently trying to demodulate an Offset QPSK signal coming from a satellite using GNURadio. If I understood correctly, an OQPSK is a QPSK with one of the two bits per symbol delayed by half a ...
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Trade-off in sample-rate & FFT-size & Doppler

I've got a stream of digital IQ samples let's say at $F_s = 1 MSPS$ that consist of a narrowband signal, in awgn. Let's say the signal BW is ~ 100Hz. The narrowband signal's center (or base) frequency ...
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Transferring data over sound with QAM / QPSK

Been working on a FSK Modem in the last few weeks and have gotten it to work with 400bps, very reliable, atleast over a virtual audio cable, but it also works when playing a sound directly into a ...
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QPSK transmission simulation

I am trying to simulate a QPSK transmission using GNU Radio following mpsk_stage6.grc example in Gnuradio tutorials. Currently I have no idea where is the problem and everytime I execute the flow ...
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Packet Encoder GNU QPSK Transmission

Hello everyone!. This is a template to QPSK transmission but Packet Encoder block is no longer available in new GNURadio versions, what do I need to replace this block in order to do a QPSK ...
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How to separate Even and odd part (in-phase bit streams I and quadrature-bit streams Q) of the signal?

I am working on communication system in simulink and wondering, how can i separate the Even and odd part of the signal. In my Transmitter block, I have : $$ \boxed{\text{Binary Data signal}}{\...
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Use of pulse shaping in digital modulation

Sorry, I am a little bit confused here cause I thought when we say QPSK, the signal looks like the following. I thought the bits to send/receive depends on the phase shift of the carrier, or is the ...
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When I double bit rate I do not see a difference in I_spectrum and Q_spectrum, but why?

I wanted to compare two different I-Q spectrum plots of a basic transmitter, one in which I doubled the bit rate. I expected a different result, that of possibly a higher/faster graph. It looks sort ...
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Modulation upsampling method

I try to implement a qpsk modulator in Octave. The chain is the state of the art I guess: $$\text{Symbol mapper} \rightarrow \text{Upsample 4} \rightarrow \text{Root raised cosine filter} $$ My main ...
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Differential Encoding for M-PSK

Confused about a few topics w.r.t. differential encoding/decoding. First, consider the below BER curve taken from wikipedia ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase-shift_keying ) comparing BPSK/QPSK and ...
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How to deal with modulator jitter?

I have a question regarding an implementation of a modulator. I guess some people here have an FPGA background. I would like to implement a QPSK modulator of  31 Mbit bitrate using a 125 MHz clock. I ...
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What causes this type of distortion in a constellation I/Q plot?

I'm transmitting QPSK through a digital pulse shaping filter (RRC, 35% excess BW, 2 samples per symbol, 64 taps) at a rate of 56Msym/sec. Receiving it on standard lab equipment (Vector signal ...
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Sample rates, Samples per Symbol, and Digital Pulse Shaping

Having some confusion about digital pulse shaping for complex baseband (passband) signals. The complex baseband linear modulation equation is $$s(t)=\sum_{m=-\infty}^{\infty}\text{Re}\{a_m\}h(t-mT)+j\...
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How to Tx CDMA signal physically using an existing point-to-point modem? [closed]

I am working in acoustic communication, I want to test CDMA network capabilities in acoustic environment. I had an acoustic modem that has serial interface, a WHOI micromodem. How can i serialized ...
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Python code for QPSK modulator [closed]

Have any of you done anything like QPSK Modulation in python? I am in the middle of it and having problems in setting up bits? like odd and even bits. Have you got any idea? Regards, Sam
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How are pulse trains generated in a radio transmitter?

When simulating a PSK signal in MATLAB or Python, I often create an impulse train where each impulse is modulated with a symbol. This modulated impulse train then passes through a pulse shape filter ...
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How to plot BER Vs SNR of a received signal

I am using USRP to transmit and received MIMO frames similar to Wi-Fi standard that I created on my own. After receiving the signal, it is processed as described in the standard. While I plot the ...
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MATLAB: Issue with passing data through AWGN Channel [closed]

I am trying to send QAM data through AWGN channel and I have 256 samples/symbol, I have the following code: ...
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