A Joint Waveform and Precoding Design for Non-Orthogonal Multicarrier Signals


In the spectrally efficient frequency division multiplexing (SEFDM) non-orthogonal multicarrier signal, higher spectral efficiency can be achieved at the expense of self-created inter carrier interference (ICI). The effective interference, which is contributed by all sub-carriers, has to be minimized and this results in a receiver of significant complexity. In order to mitigate the interference and simplify the receiver design, in this work, a precoding technique, based on eigenvalue decomposition of the sub-carrier correlation matrix, is utilised. Briefly, the technique is based on modifying the data sent on individual sub-carriers according to the signal quality of each, which is based on the sub-carrier to interference ratio (ScIR) of such sub-carrier as estimated from eigenvalue decomposition. A full system model is presented in this paper and simulations show that the precoding of SEFDM results in either better bit error rate (BER) performance compared to that of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system of the same spectral efficiency or in higher effective bit rate relative to an OFDM system with the same BER performance. Modelling is done in simple Gaussian noise channels and in a static frequency selective channel and for different modulation formats. Results show that for the same bandwidth a 128QAM precoded SEFDM system outperforms a 16QAM OFDM one by offering 75% bit rate increase. Furthermore, Turbo coding assisted BER performance comparisons are investigated in this work. Using 64QAM modulated symbols, the precoded SEFDM outperforms the typical OFDM by several dBs.

DOI: 10.1109/WCNC.2017.7925796

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@article{Xu2017AJW, title={A Joint Waveform and Precoding Design for Non-Orthogonal Multicarrier Signals}, author={Tongyang Xu and Izzat Darwazeh}, journal={2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)}, year={2017}, pages={1-6} }