DAPSK Schemes for Low-Complexity OFDM Systems

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Toender, Nico; Rohling, Hermann (Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany)

In this paper orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems with coherent, incoherent and quasi-coherent demodulation schemes will be considered respectively. Resulting system performance figures will be compared in terms of bit error rate (BER) and hardware complexity. It is well known that non-differential modulation and coherent demodulation techniques have optimum BER performance but lead to a significantly increased system overhead due to pilot signals and system complexity due to channel estimation procedure. This paper describes differential modulation schemes, which do not require any radio channel estimation, and two related incoherent and quasi-coherent demodulation techniques. The resulting BER performance is nearly identical compared with coherent demodulation, but the computation complexity is drastically reduced. A Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based experimental system has been developed, which is used for BER performance measurements and system complexity considerations.