Antijam performance of fast frequencyhopped Mary NCFSK  An overview
Abstract
The antijam performance of Mary noncoherent FSK with fast frequency hopping (one or more hops per symbol) is studied. A summary of terminology, definitions, and an overview of the literature is given. A general analysis method based upon circularly symmetric signal theory is presented. It provides a means for exact analysis of performance for Mary operation with any combination of signal tone distribution (frequency bins contiguously or noncontiguously spaced), jamming distribution, jamming form (partialband noise or multitone), and receiver system noise. Some previous results are derived as subcases of the general theory. A simple robust diversity combining technique of transmitting a symbol on L hops followed by a majority vote decision is found to provide significant performance improvements. This improvement is comparable to that obtained by most errorcorrection coding methods. Illustrative calculations of performance were chosen to indicate trends rather than to be exhaustive. Performance is usually presented as probability of bit error versus fraction of the band jammed to emphasize worstcase operation.
 Publication:

IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
 Pub Date:
 March 1986
 Bibcode:
 1986IJSAC...4..216B
 Keywords:

 Frequency Hopping;
 Frequency Shift Keying;
 Jamming;
 Bit Error Rate;
 Coding;
 Error Correcting Codes;
 Probability Distribution Functions;
 Signal To Noise Ratios;
 Communications and Radar