A PAPR Reduction Technique for OFDM Systems Using Phase-Changed Peak Windowing Method

Xiaoran CHEN  Xin QIU  Xurong CHAI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E104-A   No.3   pp.627-631
Publication Date: 2021/03/01
Publicized: 2020/09/04
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.2020EAL2068
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
Keyword: 
orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM),  peak-to-average power ratio(PAPR),  peak windowing,  phase change,  nonlinear distortion,  

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Summary: 
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) technique has been widely used in communication systems in pursuit of the most efficient utilization of spectrum. However, the increase of the number of orthogonal subcarriers will lead to the rise of the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of the waveform, thus reducing the efficiency of the power amplifiers. In this letter we propose a phase-changed PAPR reduction technique based on windowing function architecture for OFDM systems. This technique is based on the idea of phase change, which makes the spectrum of output signal almost free of regrowth caused by peak clipping. It can reduce more than 28dBc adjacent channel power ratio (ACPR) compared with the traditional peak windowing clipping methods in situation that peak is maximally suppressed. This technique also has low algorithm complexity so it can be easily laid out on hardware. The proposed algorithm has been laid out on a low-cost field-programmable gate array (FPGA) to verify its effectiveness and feasibility. A 64-QAM modulated 20M LTE-A waveform is used for measurement, which has a sampling rate of 245.67M.