An Efficient Framework to Exploit Frequency Diversity in OFDM: Precoding with Adaptive Subcarrier Selection

Athaudage, Chandranath R. N., Wang, J., & Jayalath, Dhammika (2006) An Efficient Framework to Exploit Frequency Diversity in OFDM: Precoding with Adaptive Subcarrier Selection. In IEEE 17th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2006., Sept. 2006, Helsinki, Finland.

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We propose adaptive subcarrier selection (ACS) as an efficient technique of improving the error performance of grouped linear constellation precoding (GLCP) OFDM in the low-to-medium SNR range (0-20 dB). Recently, GLCP-OFDM has been proposed to achieve frequency diversity (multipath diversity) in OFDM overcoming the problem of channel nulls (deep fades in frequency-domain). In GLCP-OFDM, symbol precoding is performed on subgroups of OFDM subcarriers rather than on the total number of OFDM subcarriers which is large in practice. This reduces the receiver decoding complexity while maintaining the high SNR frequency diversity benefit - though the error performance in the low SNR regime is worse than a non-precoded system. In contrast, the proposed GLCP-ACS-OFDM improves the error performance in the low-to-medium SNR range without increasing the receiver complexity. Simulation results demonstrate the superior performance of GLCP-ACS-OFDM over GLCP-OFDM for a practical range of SNR as applicable to mobile wireless communications.

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ID Code: 13767
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: OFDM, Precoding, Freqeuncy Diversity
DOI: 10.1109/PIMRC.2006.254299
ISBN: 1424403308
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Communications Technologies not elsewhere classified (100599)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
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