Bit error rate analysis of OFDM/TDM with frequency-domain equalization

Haris Gacanin, Shinsuke Takaoka, Fumiyuki Adachi

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For alleviating the high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) problem of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), the OFDM combined with time division multiplexing (TDM) using frequency-domain equalization (FDE) was proposed. In this paper, the theoretical bit error rate (BER) analysis of the OFDM/TDM in a frequency-selective fading channel is presented. The conditional BER expression is derived, based on a Gaussian approximation of the inter-symbol interference (ISI) arising from channel frequency-selectivity, for the given set of channel gains. Various FDE techniques as in multi-carrier code division multiple access (MC-CDMA), i.e., zero forcing (ZF), maximum ratio combining (MRC) and minimum mean square error (MMSE) criteria are considered. The average BER performance is evaluated by Monte-Carlo numerical computation method using the derived conditional BER expression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-517
Number of pages9
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Frequency-domain equalization
  • Frequency-selective fading
  • OFDM
  • Time division multiplexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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