Weighting Factor Estimation Methods for Partial Transmit Sequences OFDM to Reduce Peak Power


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E85-B    No.1    pp.221-230
Publication Date: 2002/01/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technology
OFDM,  peak power problem,  partial transmit sequences (PTS),  weight estimation,  

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OFDM modulation has attracted attention for fourth-generation mobile communication systems and high-speed wireless LANs. However, it has a very serious problem of large peak power. PTS (partial transmit sequences) has been proposed as one solution to this problem. In PTS, the OFDM subcarriers are divided into several clusters, and the phase of each cluster is rotated by a complex weight to minimize the PAPR (peak-to-average power ratio). However, the weight of the phase rotation must be sent to the mobile terminal by using a side information channel. In this paper, we propose two weight estimation methods at the receiver to avoid weight transmission in side information channels. The first method uses pilot signals, while the second is a blind estimation method that changes the weight pattern. We evaluate the performance of these methods by computer simulation.