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Valid HE TB feedback NDP PHY configuration



cfgFeedback = getNDPFeedbackConfiguration(cfgHETB) generates a valid physical layer (PHY) configuration for a high-efficiency trigger-based (HE TB) feedback null data packet (NDP). The function sets properties of cfgFeedback by changing a subset of the properties of HE TB configuration cfgHETB. You can parameterize an HE TB feedback NDP by using the cfgFeedback output. For more information about the HE TB feedback NDP, see section 27.3.17 of [1].


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Configure an uplink HE TB feedback NDP transmission with four stations (STAs), a channel bandwidth of 20 MHz, and a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 20 dB.

numSTA = 4;
cbw = 'CBW20';
snr = 20;
cfgSTA = cell(1,numSTA);

Specify the resource unit (RU) tone set index, starting space-time stream, and feedback status for all STAs.

ruToneSetIndex = repmat([1 2],1,round(numSTA/2));
startingSTS = repmat([1 2],1,round(numSTA/2));
feedbackStatus = repmat([1 0],1,round(numSTA/2));

Create a valid HE TB feedback NDP configuration.

cfg = wlanHETBConfig;
cfg = getNDPFeedbackConfiguration(cfg);

Configure the channel for transmission, assuming no variation across STAs.

tgax = wlanTGaxChannel('ChannelBandwidth',cbw, ...
    'TransmissionDirection','Uplink', ...
chanInfo = info(tgax);
awgn = comm.AWGNChannel('NoiseMethod','Signal to noise ratio (SNR)', ...

Configure STAs and generate an HE TB feedback NDP waveform.

rx = 0;
for idx = 1:numSTA
    % Configure STAs
    cfg.RUToneSetIndex = ruToneSetIndex(idx);
    cfg.StartingSpaceTimeStream = startingSTS(idx);
    cfg.FeedbackStatus = feedbackStatus(idx);
    cfgSTA{idx} = cfg;
    % Generate transmit waveform
    waveform = wlanWaveformGenerator([],cfg);
    % Pass waveform through TGax channel
    rx = rx + tgax([waveform; zeros(15,size(waveform,2))]);

Pass the waveform through the AWGN channel, accounting for the noise energy in nulls to ensure the SNR is defined per active and complementary subcarrier.

field = 'HE-LTF';
ofdmInfo = wlanHEOFDMInfo(field,cbw,cfg.GuardInterval);
awgn.SNR = snr - 10*log10(ofdmInfo.FFTLength/12);
rx = awgn(rx);

Get the field indices and extract the HE-LTF.

ind = wlanFieldIndices(cfgSTA{1});
offset = chanInfo.ChannelFilterDelay;
heltf = rx(offset+(ind.HELTF(1):ind.HELTF(2)),:);

Demodulate the HE-LTF.

rxSym = wlanHEDemodulate(heltf,field,cbw,cfg.GuardInterval,cfg.HELTFType);

Recover the feedback status for the STAs.

status = zeros(1,numSTA);
for n = 1:numSTA
    status(n) = wlanHETBNDPFeedbackStatus(rxSym,cfgSTA{n});

Compare the transmitted and received feedback status for the STAs.


Input Arguments

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HE TB PHY configuration, specified as a wlanHETBConfig object.

Output Arguments

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Valid HE TB feedback NDP PHY configuration, returned as a wlanHETBConfig object. The function sets property values such that this object can parameterize a valid HE TB feedback NDP.


[1] IEEE P802.11ax™/D4.1. “Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications. Amendment 1: Enhancements for High Efficiency WLAN.” Draft Standard for Information technology — Telecommunications and information exchange between systems. Local and metropolitan area networks — Specific requirements.

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