Precoder designs for jointly suppressing out-of-band emission and peak-to-average power ratio in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing system

Juan Fang, I. Tai Lu

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High peak-to-average-ratio (PAPR) and large out-of-band emission (OOBE) are the two main shortcomings of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signals for cognitive radios. Among all the existing techniques, it has been shown that precoding is an effective way for either reducing the PAPR or suppressing the OOBE. However, no work has focused on designing an effective precoding approach to reduce the PAPR and suppress the OOBE simultaneously. In this study, three new precoding approaches that can jointly suppress OOBE and reduce PAPR simultaneously are presented. The simulation results show that, firstly, all the three proposed precoding approaches can achieve the same power spectral density performance as the typical OOBE-suppression precoding approach with the same spectral efficiency. Secondly, their PAPR performances are only slightly worse than the typical PAPR-reduction precoding approach with a similar computational complexity. Finally, two of the three proposed precoding approaches do not cause any bit error rate (BER) performance degradation with respect to the conventional OFDM system. The abilities to suppress OOBE and PAPR jointly and to maintain the good BER performance make two of the three proposed approaches very favourable for practical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1705-1713
Number of pages9
JournalIET Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jul 3 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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