A Low-Complexity PTS Scheme with the Hybrid Subblock Partition Method for PAPR Reduction in OFDM Systems

Sheng-Ju KU  Yuan OUYANG  Chiachi HUANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E98-B   No.11   pp.2341-2347
Publication Date: 2015/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E98.B.2341
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM),  partial transmit sequences (PTS),  peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR),  

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The technique of partial transmit sequences (PTS) is effective in reducing the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signals. However, the conventional PTS (CPTS) scheme has high computation complexity because it needs several inverse fast Fourier transform (IFFT) units and an optimization process to find the candidate signal with the lowest PAPR. In this paper, we propose a new low-complexity PTS scheme for OFDM systems, in which a hybrid subblock partition method (SPM) is used to reduce the complexity that results from the IFFT computations and the optimization process. Also, the PAPR reduction performance of the proposed PTS scheme is further enhanced by multiplying a selected subblock with a predefined phase rotation vector to form a new subblock. The time-domain signal of the new subblock can be obtained simply by performing a circularly-shift-left operation on the IFFT output of the selected subblock. Computer simulations show that the proposed PTS scheme achieves a PAPR reduction performance close to that of the CPTS scheme with the pseudo-random SPM, but with much lower computation complexity.