On transmission performance of OFDM-based schemes using MMSE-FDE in a frequency-selective fading channel

Haris Gacanin, Fumiyuki Adachi

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There has been greatly increasing interest in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) for broadband wireless transmission due to its robustness against multipath fading. However, OFDM signals have high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR), and thus, a power amplifier must be operated with a large input power backoff (IBO). Recently, OFDM combined with time division multiplexing (OFDM/TDM) using minimum mean square error-frequency domain equalization (MMSE-FDE) has been presented to reduce the PAPR, while improving the bit error rate (BER) performance of conventional OFDM. In this article, by extensive computer simulation, we present a comprehensive performance comparison of OFDM-based schemes in a nonlinear and frequency-selective fading channel. We discuss about the transmission performance of OFDM-based schemes with respect to the transmit peak-power, the achievable capacity, the BER performance, and the signal bandwidth. Our results show that OFDM/TDM using MMSE-FDE achieves a lower peak-power and capacity than conventional OFDM, which means significant reduction of amplifier transmit-power backoff, but with a slight decrease in signal bandwidth occupancy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number193
JournalEurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1


  • OFDM
  • amplifier power efficiency
  • bit error rate
  • capacity
  • power spectrum density

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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