Gerhard Fettweis

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In wireless communications micro cells are potentially more energy efficient than conventional macro cells due to the high path loss exponent. Also, heterogeneous deployments of both cell types can be used to optimize the energy efficiency. Energy efficiency of any deployment is impacted by the power consumption of each individual network element and the(More)
In the strive for lessening of the environmental impact of the information and communication industry, energy consumption of communication networks has recently received increased attention. Although cellular networks account for a rather small share of energy use, lowering their energy consumption appears beneficial from an economical perspective. In this(More)
Cellular systems of the fourth generation (4G) have been optimized to provide high data rates and reliable coverage to mobile users. Cellular systems of the next generation will face more diverse application requirements: the demand for higher data rates exceeds 4G capabilities; battery-driven communication sensors need ultra-low power consumption; control(More)
The dramatic increase of network infrastructure comes at the cost of rapidly increasing energy consumption, which makes optimization of energy efficiency (EE) an important topic. Since EE is often modeled as the ratio of rate to power, we present a mathematical framework called fractional programming that provides insight into this class of optimization(More)
In this paper, we propose an algorithm for suppressing intercarrier interference due to phase noise in coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. The algorithm approximates the phase-noise waveform by using a Fourier series approximation for the current phase-noise realization. Thereby, it cancels the effects of the phase noise beyond(More)
This paper presents the GFDM system, a generalized digital multi-carrier transceiver concept. GFDM is based on traditional filter bank multi-branch multicarrier concepts which are now implemented digitally. Our GFDM approach exhibits some attractive features which are of particular importance for scenarios exhibiting high degrees of spectrum fragmentation.(More)
Generalized frequency division multiplexing (GFDM) is a new concept that can be seen as a generalization of traditional OFDM. The scheme is based on the filtered multi-carrier approach and can offer an increased flexibility, which will play a significant role in future cellular applications. In this paper we present the benefits of the pulse shaped carriers(More)
We propose and analyze a simple protocol that simultaneously exploits two potentials offered by wireless relay systems: diversity gains and pathloss savings. An intermediate decode-and-forward relay assists transmission from source to destination, and the destination combines the signals it receives from source and relay. The key feature of the proposed(More)