The thesis is concerned with a combined convolutional coding and
modulation technique, known as Trellis-Coded Modulation (TCM), with AM and
QAM signals. TCM provides a useful error correction capability, without
bandwidth expansion, by increasing appropriately the number of possible
levels in a transmitted signal element. The development of the
Correlative-Level Modulo Arithmetic (CLMA) coding technique has opened up
a new approach to the understanding and implementation of TCM. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.