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Title: Adaptive OFDM vs single carrier modulation with frequency domain equalization
Authors: Kaur, I.
Thakur, K.
Kulkarni, M.
Gupta, D.
Arora, P.
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Proceedings - 2009 International Conference on Computer Engineering and Technology, ICCET 2009, 2009, Vol.1, , pp.238-242
Abstract: The aim of the present paper is to compare multicarrier and single carrier modulation schemes for wireless communication systems. In both cases the fast Fourier transform (FFT) and its inverse are utilized. In case of OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing), the inverse FFT transforms the complex amplitudes of the individual subcarriers at the transmitter into time domain. At the receiver the inverse operation is carried out. In case of single carrier modulation, the FFT and its inverse are used at the input and output of the frequency domain equalizer in the receiver. Different single carrier and multi-carrier transmission systems are simulated with time-variant transfer functions measured with a wideband channel sounder. In case of OFDM, the individual sub-carriers are modulated with fixed and adaptive signal alphabets. Furthermore, a frequency-independent as well as the optimum power distribution are used. Single carrier modulation uses a single carrier, instead of the hundreds or thousands typically used in OFDM, so the peak-to-average transmitted power ratio for single carrier modulated signals is smaller. This in turn means that a SC system requires a smaller linear range to support a given average power. This enables the use of cheaper power amplifier as compared to OFDM system. � 2009 IEEE.
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