Transmission performance evaluation for designing an OFDM transmitter that offers iterative peak reduction

Akiko Kubo, Shigeru Tomisato, Masaharu Hata, Hitoshi Yoshino

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One of the key technologies to realize future broadband mobile communications is orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) transmission. However, the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) in OFDM transmission is so much larger than that in single carrier transmission that its adoption in mobile communication systems is uncertain. This paper evaluates the transmission performance possible with iterative peak reduction to design more efficient OFDM transmitters. The PAPR reduction effect and bit error rate (BER) performance are clarified by computer simulations. We calculate the set PAPR value that achieves a target PAPR in the iterative peak reduction method. The required EbN0 performance is evaluated under the calculated PAPR condition. The results are effective in designing the back-off value of a transmission power amplifier given fixed transmission quality and computational complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1968-1971
Number of pages4
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006


  • Iterative signal processing
  • OFDM transmission
  • PAPR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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