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Effect of PAPR Reduction Techniques on the Performance of MB-OFDM UWB in Wireless Communications

Author(s): Murthy T. S. N | Rao K

Journal: IETE Journal of Research
ISSN 0377-2063

Volume: 56;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 62;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) is an efficient approach for ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless communication applications. One major difficulty of MB-OFDM UWB signal is its large peak-to-average power Ratio (PAPR). The high PAPR limits its capacity due to the distortion caused by the nonlinear characteristics of both the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and high-power amplifier (HPA). Hence, it is necessary to reduce the PAPR of MB-OFDM UWB signals. Several techniques have been reported in the literature for PAPR reduction in OFDM. These techniques can also be extended for PAPR reduction in MB-OFDM UWB signals. However, comparative performance evaluation of these techniques for PAPR reduction in MB-OFDM UWB signals is lacking in the literature. Hence, in this paper, four techniques, namely, filtering after clipping, turbo coding of clipped signals, tunable predistorter, and active constellation extension are extended for PAPR reduction of MB-OFDM UWB signals and their performance is evaluated and compared through computer simulations. In this evaluation, the bit-error rate (BER) is used as the performance measure.
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