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High Diversity Transceiver for Low Power Differentially Encoded OFDM System

  • Nadeem, Faisal (Department of Electronics, Quaid-i-Azam University) ;
  • Zia, Muhammad (Department of Electronics, Quaid-i-Azam University) ;
  • Mahmood, Hasan (Department of Electronics, Quaid-i-Azam University) ;
  • Bhatti, Naeem (Department of Electronics, Quaid-i-Azam University) ;
  • Haque, Ihsan (Department of Electronics Engineering, International Islamic University)
  • Received : 2015.01.06
  • Accepted : 2015.09.30
  • Published : 2016.02.01

Abstract

In this work, we investigate differentially encoded blind transceiver design in low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) regimes for orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) signaling. Owing to the fact that acquisition of channel state information is not viable for short coherence times or in low SNR regimes, we propose a time-spread frequency-encoded method under OFDM modulation. The repetition (spreading) of differentially encoded symbols allows us to achieve a target energy per bit to noise ratio and higher diversity. Based on the channel order, we optimize subcarrier assignment for spreading (along time) to achieve frequency diversity of an OFDM modulated signal. We present the performance of our proposed transceiver design and investigate the impact of Doppler frequency on the performance of the proposed differentially encoded transceiver design. To further improve reliability of the decoded data, we employ capacity-achieving low-density parity-check forward error correction encoding to the information bits.

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