OFDM Transmission Characteristics where the Delay Profile Exceeds the Guard Interval in Nakagami-Rice Fading Environment

Yoshio KARASAWA  Changarkame VANMANY  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B   No.10   pp.3262-3271
Publication Date: 2008/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.10.3262
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
OFDM,  multipath fading,  ETP model,  intersymbol interference (ISI),  guard interval,  Nakagami-rice fading,  

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In order to evaluate the effect of Nakagami-Rice fading on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) signal transmission when the delay profile exceeds the guard interval, a simple prediction model is developed by extending the Equivalent Transmission-Path (ETP) model for Rayleigh fading. The validity of the model is demonstrated by comparing the calculated values of BER to those obtained by computer simulation. Using the newly developed ETP-OFDM model, digital transmission characteristics of the OFDM signal in a multipath environment when the delay profile exceeds the guard interval are shown as a function of K factor, delay spread, guard interval and OFDM symbol period.