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SC-FDMA versus OFDMA: Sensitivity to Large Carrier Frequency and Timing Offsets on the Uplink

Raghunath, K and Chockalingam, A (2009) SC-FDMA versus OFDMA: Sensitivity to Large Carrier Frequency and Timing Offsets on the Uplink. In: IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 08), NOV 30-DEC 04, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a comparison between the sensitivity of SC-FDMA and OFDMA schemes to large carrier frequency offsets (CFO) and timing offsets (TO) of different users on the uplink. Our study shows the following observations: 1) In the ideal case of zero CFOs and TOs (i.e., perfect synchronization), the uncoded BER performance of SC-FDMA with frequency domain MMSE equalizer is better than that of OFDMA due to the inherent frequency diversity that is possible in SCFDMA. Also, because of inter-symbol interference in SC-FDMA, the performance of SC-FDMA with MMSE equalizer can be further improved by using low-complexity interference cancellation (IC) techniques. 2) In the presence of large CFOs and TOs, significant multiuser interference (MUI) gets introduced, and hence the performance of SC-FDMA with MMSE equalizer can get worse than that of OFDMA. However, the performance advantage of SC-FDMA with MMSE equalizer over OFDMA (due to the potential for frequency diversity benefit in SC-FDMA) can be restored by adopting multistage IC techniques, using the knowledge of CFOs and TOs of different users at the receiver

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2010 09:47
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/31996

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