Square-root Nyquist transmit filtering is typically used in single-carrier (SC) transmission. By changing the filter roll-off factor, the bit-error rate (BER), peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR), and spectrum efficiency (SE) changes, resulting in a tradeoff among these performance indicators. In this paper, assuming SC with frequency-domain equalization (SC-FDE), we design a new transmit filtering based on the minimum variance of instantaneous transmit power (VIP) criterion in order to reduce the PAPR of the transmit signal of SC-FDE. Performance evaluation of SCFDE using the proposed transmit filtering is done by computer simulation, and shows that the proposed transmit filtering contributes lower transmit PAPR, while there exists only a small degradation in BER performance compared to SC-FDE using square-root Nyquist filtering.
- Peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR)
- Single-carrier transmission
- Transmit filtering