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Intersymbol and Intercarrier Interference in OFDM Systems: Unified Formulation and Analysis
Cruz–Roldán, Fernando mailto []
Alves Martins, Wallace mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > SigCom >]
García, Fausto G. mailto []
Moonen, Marc mailto []
Diniz, Paulo S. R. mailto []
[en] Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) ; windowed orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (w-OFDM) ; WOLA-OFDM ; cyclic prefix (CP) ; cyclic suffix (CS) ; signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR)
[en] A unified matrix formulation is presented for the analysis of intersymbol and intercarrier interference in orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. The proposed formulation relies on six parameters and allows studying various schemes, including those with windowing in the transmitter and/or in the receiver (called windowed OFDM systems), which may add cyclic suffix and/or cyclic prefix (CP), besides the conventional CP-OFDM. The proposed framework encompasses seven different OFDM systems. It considers the overlap-and-add procedure performed in the transmitter of windowed OFDM systems, being jointly formulated with the channel convolution. The intersymbol and intercarrier interference, caused when the order of the channel impulse response is higher than the number of CP samples, is characterized. A new equivalent channel matrix that is useful for calculating both the received signal and the interference power is defined and characterized. Unlike previous works, this new channel matrix has no restrictions on the length of the channel impulse response, which means that the study is not constrained to the particular case of two or three data blocks interfering in the received signal. Theoretical expressions for the powers of three different kinds of interference are derived. These expressions allow calculating the signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio, useful for computing the data rate of each OFDM system. The proposed formulation is applied to realistic examples, showing its effectiveness through comparisons based on numerical performance assessments of the considered OFDM systems.

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