Probability of error for MB-OFDM system in the presence of multi-path fading and multi-user interference

Guang Zeng, F. A. Cassara, P. Voltz

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In a Multiple Band Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (MB-OFDM) Ultra-Wideband (UWB) based Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) system, the performance is heavily affected by multiple access interference caused by nearby MB-OFDM transceivers in addition to AWGN. In this paper, we study the effect of multiple user interference on the bit error rate (BER) of MB-OFDM systems operating over frequency-selective multipath channels. We also develop a closed form approximation to the BER performance of the MB-OFDM system operation over a multipath channel subject to multiple user interference. We then demonstrate, through simulation, that the derived BER approximation is good at BER's of interest in a MB-OFDM UWB system and provide good insight into the performance of these systems in practical environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4195584
Pages (from-to)2079-2084
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, ICACT
StatePublished - Jul 3 2007
Event9th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, ICACT 2007 - Gangwon-Do, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Feb 12 2007Feb 14 2007



  • Interference
  • Multiple users interference
  • UWB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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