Link Performance Models for System Level Simulations of Broadband Radio Access 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: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Brueninghaus, Karsten; Karger, Stephan; Seraji, Gholam-Ali (Siemens AG, 46395 Bocholt, Germany)
Astély, David (Ericsson AB, 164 80 Stockholm, Sweden)
Sälzer, Thomas (France Telecom R&D, 92794 Issy, France)
Visuri, Samuli (Nokia Research Center, 00180 Helsinki, Finland)
Alexiou, Angeliki (Bell Labs, Wireless Research, Lucent Technologies, UK)

This paper gives an overview of some so-called link performance models used in system level simulations to determine the link packet error rate (PER) at reduced complexity. A subset of link performance models is evaluated in terms of PER prediction accuracy focusing on a single receive and transmit antenna OFDM link with different coding options and channel characteristics. The results demonstrate that a mutual-information based metric which accounts for the modulation alphabet is preferable in the considered cases and, furthermore, applicable to the large class of MIMO-OFDM transmission techniques with linear pre- and post-processing.