Enhanced PAPR in OFDM without Deteriorating BER Performance
Spyridon K. Chronopoulos, Giorgos Tatsis, Vasilis Raptis, Panos Kostarakis
DOI: 10.4236/ijcns.2011.43020   PDF    HTML     4,629 Downloads   10,374 Views   Citations


Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is vastly used in wireless networks. Its superiority relies on the fact that information can be split in large amount of frequencies. Each frequency is called information subcarrier. OFDM exhibits excellent annotation in channel fades and interferers as only a few subcarriers can be affected and consequently a small part of the original data stream can be lost. Orthogonality between frequencies ensures better spectrum management and obviates the danger of intersymbol interference. However, an essential problem exists. OFDM systems have high peak to average power ratio. This implies large fluctuations in signal power, ending up in increasing complexity of ADCs and DACs. Also, power amplifiers must work in a larger linear dynamic region. In this paper we present two new techniques for reducing Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR), that can be added in any OFDM system and we compare them with other existing schemes.

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S. Chronopoulos, G. Tatsis, V. Raptis and P. Kostarakis, "Enhanced PAPR in OFDM without Deteriorating BER Performance," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 3, 2011, pp. 164-169. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2011.43020.

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