Date of Award
Mohammad Matin, Ph.D.
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing, Digital communication, Wireless communication
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is a very efficient multicarrier technique. OFDM is used more and more in recent wideband digital communications. It has numerous advantages such as the ability to handle severe channel conditions, efficient spectral usage, reduced inter symbol interference (ISI), and high data rate. Therefore, it has been utilized in many wired and wireless communication systems like DSL, wireless networks and 4G mobile communications.
Studying the performance of OFDM over different channels is the main focus of this research. Channels' environments simulated in Matlab are additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) and fading channels. Each channel affects the process of transmission in a certain way. Simulation results will make us understand some of these effects.
Fading channels include two types of flat fading and two types of frequency selective fading. At certain signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs), channels are compared together in order to rank them according to the delivered signal. Quality of the signals, bit-error-rates (BERs), and peak signal-to-noise ratios (PSNRs) of the received signals are the aspects in which system performance is evaluated.
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Alshammari, Ahmed, "Performance Study of OFDM over Fading Channels for Wireless Communications" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 748.
Received from ProQuest