Performance of QPSK/OFDM on Frequency-Selective Rayleigh Fading Channels

Jeong-Woo JWA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B    No.5    pp.1407-1411
Publication Date: 2004/05/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technology
orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM),  bit error rate (BER),  multipath fading,  channel estimation,  

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In this paper, we derive expressions for the bit error probability of QPSK/OFDM on frequency-selective Rayleigh fading channels. In the OFDM system, ICI (interchannel interference) caused by Doppler spread of the channel degrades the error performance of the system and introduces the error floor even for coherent detection. Analysis results show that the error performance of QPSK/OFDM can be degraded as the normalized maximum Doppler frequency fD /Bsub is increased where fD is the maximum Doppler frequency and Bsub is the subchannel bandwidth. Computer simulations confirm the theoretical analysis results for BPSK and QPSK signals.