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Update recovery configuration object with HE-SIG-A bits


cfgUpdated = interpretHESIGABits(cfg,bits)



cfgUpdated = interpretHESIGABits(cfg,bits) updates wlanHERecoveryConfig configuration object cfg by interpreting recovered HE-SIG-A bits bits. The function populates the properties of cfg that are relevant to the HE-SIG-A field and returns updated object cfgUpdated.


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Recover the HE-Data field for an HE-SU-format packet by decoding the HE signaling fields, updating the unknown properties in the recovery configuration object, and passing the updated object into the HE-Data recovery function.

Create an HE-SU-format configuration object, specifying the MCS, and extract the channel bandwidth.

cfgHESU = wlanHESUConfig('MCS',0);
cbw = cfgHESU.ChannelBandwidth;

Generate a waveform for the specified configuration object.

bits = randi([0 1],8*getPSDULength(cfgHESU),1,'int8');
waveform = wlanWaveformGenerator(bits,cfgHESU);

Create a WLAN recovery configuration object, specifying the known channel bandwidth and an HE-SU-format packet.

cfgRx = wlanHERecoveryConfig('ChannelBandwidth',cbw,'PacketFormat','HE-SU');

Recover the HE signaling fields by retrieving the field indices and performing the relevant demodulation operations.

ind = wlanFieldIndices(cfgRx);
heLSIGandRLSIG = waveform(ind.LSIG(1):ind.RLSIG(2),:);
symLSIG = wlanHEDemodulate(heLSIGandRLSIG,'L-SIG',cbw);
info = wlanHEOFDMInfo('L-SIG',cbw);

Merge the L-SIG and RL-SIG fields for diversity and obtain the data subcarriers.

symLSIG = mean(symLSIG,2);
lsig = symLSIG(info.DataIndices,:);

Decode the L-SIG field, assuming a noiseless channel, and use the length field to update the recovery object.

[~,~,lsigInfo] = wlanLSIGBitRecover(lsig,0);
cfgRx.LSIGLength = lsigInfo.Length;

Recover and demodulate the HE-SIG-A field, obtain the data subcarriers and recover the HE-SIG-A bits.

heSIGA = waveform(ind.HESIGA(1):ind.HESIGA(2),:);
symSIGA = wlanHEDemodulate(heSIGA,'HE-SIG-A',cbw);
siga = symSIGA(info.DataIndices,:);
[sigaBits,failCRC] = wlanHESIGABitRecover(siga,0);

Update the recovery configuration object with the recovered HE-SIG-A bits and obtain the updated field indices.

cfgRx = interpretHESIGABits(cfgRx,sigaBits);
ind = wlanFieldIndices(cfgRx);

Retrieve and decode the HE-Data field.

heData = waveform(ind.HEData(1):ind.HEData(2),:);
symData = wlanHEDemodulate(heData,'HE-Data', ... 
    cbw,cfgRx.GuardInterval,[cfgRx.RUSize cfgRx.RUIndex]);
infoData = wlanHEOFDMInfo('HE-Data',cbw,cfgRx.GuardInterval,[cfgRx.RUSize cfgRx.RUIndex]);
data = symData(infoData.DataIndices,:,:);
dataBits = wlanHEDataBitRecover(data,0,cfgRx);

Check that the returned data bits are the same as the transmitted data bits.

ans = logical

Update a WLAN HE recovery configuration object by interpreting recovered HE-SIG-A information bits.

Create a WLAN HE-MU-format configuration object, setting the allocation index to 0.

cfgHEMU = wlanHEMUConfig(0);

Generate a WLAN waveform for the specified format configuration and the PPDU field indices.

waveform = wlanWaveformGenerator(1,cfgHEMU);
ind = wlanFieldIndices(cfgHEMU);

Decode the L-SIG field and obtain the orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) information. This information is required to obtain the L-SIG length, which is used in the recovery configuration object.

lsig = waveform(ind.LSIG(1):ind.LSIG(2),:);
lsigDemod = wlanHEDemodulate(lsig,'L-SIG',cfgHEMU.ChannelBandwidth);
preHEInfo = wlanHEOFDMInfo('L-SIG',cfgHEMU.ChannelBandwidth);

Recover the L-SIG bits and related information, making sure that the bits pass the parity check. For this example we assume a noiseless channel. For more realistic results you can pass the waveform through an 802.11ax™ channel model by using the wlanTGaxChannel System object™ and work with the received waveform.

csi = ones(52,1);
[lsigBits,failCheck,lsigInfo] = wlanLSIGBitRecover(lsigDemod(preHEInfo.DataIndices,:,:),0,csi);

Decode the HE-SIG-A field and recover the HE-SIG-A bits, ensuring that the bits pass the cyclic redundancy check (CRC).

siga = waveform(ind.HESIGA(1):ind.HESIGA(2),:);
sigaDemod = wlanHEDemodulate(siga,'HE-SIG-A',cfgHEMU.ChannelBandwidth);
preHEInfo = wlanHEOFDMInfo('HE-SIG-A',cfgHEMU.ChannelBandwidth);
[bits,failCRC] = wlanHESIGABitRecover(sigaDemod(preHEInfo.DataIndices,:,:),0,csi);

Create a WLAN recovery configuration object, specifying an HE-MU-format packet and the length of the L-SIG field.

cfg = wlanHERecoveryConfig('PacketFormat','HE-MU','LSIGLength',lsigInfo.Length);

Update the recovery configuration object with the recovered HE-SIG-A bits. Display the updated object. A field returned as -1 or 'Unknown' indicates an unknown or undefined property value, which can be updated after decoding the HE-SIG-B field of the HE-MU packet.

cfgUpdated = interpretHESIGABits(cfg,bits);
  wlanHERecoveryConfig with properties:

                    PacketFormat: 'HE-MU'
                ChannelBandwidth: 'CBW20'
                      LSIGLength: 878
                 SIGBCompression: 0
                         SIGBMCS: 0
                         SIGBDCM: 0
          NumSIGBSymbolsSignaled: 10
                            STBC: 0
                 LDPCExtraSymbol: 1
             PreFECPaddingFactor: 1
                  PEDisambiguity: 0
                   GuardInterval: 3.2000
                       HELTFType: 4
                 NumHELTFSymbols: 1
                UplinkIndication: 0
                        BSSColor: 0
                    SpatialReuse: 0
                    TXOPDuration: 127
                     HighDoppler: 0
                 AllocationIndex: -1
       NumUsersPerContentChannel: -1
         RUTotalSpaceTimeStreams: -1
                          RUSize: -1
                         RUIndex: -1
                           STAID: -1
                             MCS: -1
                             DCM: -1
                   ChannelCoding: 'Unknown'
                     Beamforming: -1
             NumSpaceTimeStreams: -1
    SpaceTimeStreamStartingIndex: -1

Input Arguments

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Recovery configuration object before interpretation of HE-SIG-A bits, specified as a wlanHERecoveryConfig object.

Recovered HE-SIG-A bits, specified as a 52-by-1 binary column vector.

Data Types: double

Output Arguments

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Updated recovery configuration object, returned as a wlanHERecoveryConfig object. The properties of the updated object are populated in accordance with the recovered HE-SIG-A bits bits. The HE-SIG-A fields are defined in Tables 28-18 and 28-19 of [2].


[1] IEEE Std 802.11™– 2016. “Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications." IEEE Standard for Information Technology – Telecommunications and information exchange between systems – Local and metropolitan area networks – Specific requirements.

[2] IEEE P802.11ax™/D3.1. “Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications. Amendment 6: Enhancements for High Efficiency WLAN.” IEEE Standard for Information Technology – Telecommunications and information exchange between systems – Local and metropolitan area networks – Specific requirements.

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