NON-LINEARITY DISTORTION MITIGATION OF DOWNLINK-LTE SYSTEM USING MODIFIED AMPLITUDE CLIPPING AND FREQUENCY DOMAIN RANDOMIZATION
DIYALA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES,
2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 613-617
AbstractWireless telecommunication systems are almost the most dominant field of the communication systems context nowadays especially the long-term evolution (LTE) system. Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), has become the base for current and future communication systems, because of its capability to combat multipath and fading channels and its competency for high data rate transmissions. However, coherent combination of subcarriers leads to large power peaks with respect to the average power level; this is the so-called peak power ratio (PPR). Various methodologies are available in the literature, the simple approach is the amplitude clipping.
However, amplitude clipping causes in-band distortion and out-of-band-radiation, thus, the bit error rate (BER) performance will degrades dramatically. Taher et al (2014) suggested a new amplitude-clipping algorithm, where the core-clipping function was replaced with a non-distorting function, but the proficiency of reducing the PPR was not in the good extent. In this paper, the new clipping function will be supported by frequency-domain randomization operation, such that the coherent combination of the OFDM subcarriers will not stay in the same order, leading to lower PPR at the output of the power amplifier. Results show that the hybrid combination of the randomization process with the new clipping function produces lower values of PPRs. Thus, the proposed approach has gotten 1.5 dB more reduction magnitude in the PPR with respect to Taher et al scheme. The complementary cumulative distribution function (CCDF) was the tool to monitor the PPR performance behavior.
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