Power-Efficient M-QAM Signal Constellations to Reduce the PMEPR in 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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Vaezi, Mojtaba; Mirzaee, Alireza; Safavi, Seyed Mostafa (Iran Telecommunication Research Center (ITRC), Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), PO Box 14155-3961, Tehran, Iran)

In this paper, we consider the problem of peak to mean envelope power ratio (PMEPR) in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) systems. First, we propose a power-efficient 8-QAM signal constellation and extend it to higher order QAM signal constellations as well; and then we deploy these constellations to reduce the PMEPR in OFDM systems using the constellation expanding idea. All these constellations have less average power compared to the existing constellations like quadrature constellation and therefore are appropriate for PMEPR reduction in OFDM and other Discrete Multi-tone (DMT) techniques.