Bit error rate analysis of OFDM/TDM with frequency-domain equalization

Haris Gacanin, Shinsuke Takaoka, Fumiyuki Adachi

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For alleviating the high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) problem of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) while improving the bit error rate (BER) performance, the OFDM combined with time division multiplexing (TDM) using frequency-domain equalization (FDE) was recently proposed. In this paper, the theoretical BER analysis of the OFDM/TDM in a frequency-selective fading channel is presented. A conditional BER expression is derived, based on the Gaussian approximation of the residual inter-symbol interference (ISI) after FDE, for the given set of channel gains. Various FDE techniques, i.e., zero forcing (ZF), maximum ratio combining (MRC) and minimum mean square error (MMSE) criteria are considered. The average BER performance is evaluated by Monte-Carlo numerical computation method using the derived conditional BER expression.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVTC 2005-Fall
Subtitle of host publicationMid Way Through the Decade - Technology Past, Present and Future
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0780391527
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event62nd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2005 - Dallas, United States
Duration: 2005 Sept 252005 Sept 28

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference62nd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Frequency-domain equalization
  • Frequency-selective fading
  • OFDM
  • Time division multiplexing


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