Peak-to-Average Power Ratio Distribution Analysis of Single-Carrier FDMA Signals

Conference: European Wireless 2012 - 18th European Wireless Conference 2012
04/18/2012 - 04/20/2012 at Poznan, Poland

Proceedings: European Wireless 2012

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

Ochiai, Hideki (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Yokohama National University, 79-5 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya, Yokohama, Kanagawa 240-8501, Japan)

This paper investigates the distribution of the peakto- average power ratio (PAPR) of single-carrier frequencydivision multiple-access (SC-FDMA) signals. An analytical approach that can numerically calculate its approximate distribution is presented. It is shown that the simulation and analytical results match in the dynamic range region of practical interest. We also compare the SC-FDMA with the corresponding orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) employing clipping and filtering in terms of PAPR and resulting average mutual information.