MULTICARRIER TRANSMISSION TECHNIQUES
In this thesis, multicarrier transmission techniques envisioned for the fifth-generation wireless networks are studied. First, three basic techniques, namely orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), filter-bank multicarrier offset quadrature amplitude modulation (FBMC-OQAM), and generalized frequency-division multiplexing (GFDM) are reviewed in detail. In particular, the block-based structure and cyclic prefixing of OFDM are discussed and its bit error rate (BER) performance is analyzed. Then it is demonstrated that with offset QAM the orthogonality between subcarriers in FBMC-OQAM is preserved. Next, the roles of tail biting technique and circular convolution in GFDM are explained. An efficient implementation of GFDM is also described. Second, circular filterbank multicarrier offset QAM (CFBMC-OQAM), a technique which combines the block-based structure of GFDM and offset QAM of FBMC-OQAM, is presented. Then a precoded scheme is proposed, in which the Walsh-Hadamard (WH) transform is applied to CFBMC-OQAM system, resulting in a precoded scheme called WH-CFBMC-OQAM. The proposed system has a block-based structure and can be implemented efficiently using fast Fourier transform (FTT) and inverse FFT (IFFT). In addition, a cyclic prefix can be inserted to facilitate simple equalization at the receiver. WH-CFBMC-OQAM exploits the frequency diversity by averaging the signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) over all subcarriers. A theoretical approximation for the bit error rate performance of WH-CFBMC-OQAM over a frequency-selective channel is derived. Under the same system configuration, simulation results demonstrate the excellent performance of the proposed scheme when compared to the performance of other techniques. Simulation also verifies that the theoretical results match perfectly with simulation results for any SNR value.
multicarrier transmission, 5G, CFBMC-OQAM, precoded system, BER performance
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Electrical and Computer Engineering