An analysis of out-of-band emission and in-band interference for precoded and classical OFDM systems

Conference: European Wireless 2015 - 21th European Wireless Conference
05/20/2015 - 05/22/2015 at Budapest, Hungary

Proceedings: European Wireless 2015

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Mohamad, Medhat; Nilsson, Rickard; Beek, Jaap van de (Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Lulea University of Technology, SE–97187, Lulea, Sweden)

In this paper we present analytical expressions for the out-of-band (OOB) emission and in-band interference of two different OOB suppressed OFDM-systems; classical low-pass filtered and precoded. Then, we analytically compare their performance in terms of OOB emission suppression and introduced level of in-band interference. We analyse the fact that the inband interference introduced by the filter depends on the length of the cyclic prefix as well as the behavior of the channel while that of the precoded OFDM does not. The analysis confirms that edged subcarriers suffer higher in-band interference than central subcarriers. Moreover, frequency precoders, for a specific choice of notching frequencies, can outperform time precoders.