A constrained approach to pre-compensation for TDD OFDM systems

MRG Butler, PN Fletcher, AR Nix, DR Bull

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Pre-compensation techniques can be used to enhance the bit error rate (BER) performance of time division duplex (TDD) orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) communication links. With pre-compensation at the transmitter, the power assigned to each subcarrier is varied according to the channel state information (CSI). This paper derives a pre-compensation algorithm for OFDM systems that use coherent quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) modulation on each subcarrier. The algorithm attempts to minimize the received BER subject to a constraint on the transmitted signal power. In order to yield a closed-form solution, the minimization is based on an approximation of the BER function, and is sub-optimal. The performance of the algorithm is compared with the fully optimal solution. In addition, the possible exploitation of the technique within a wireless local area network (WLAN) is discussed.
Translated title of the contributionA constrained approach to pre-compensation for TDD OFDM systems
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages648 - 652
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780367286
Publication statusPublished - May 2001
Event53rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Spring) - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 1 May 2001 → …


Conference53rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Spring)
Period1/05/01 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The financial support of Blue Wave Systems inc. and thc Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is gratefully acknowledged.

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  • OFDM modulation
  • wireless LAN


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