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Performance of fourier-based and wavelet-based OFDM for DVB-T systems

Abdullah, Khaizuran and M. Hussain, Zahir (2007) Performance of fourier-based and wavelet-based OFDM for DVB-T systems. In: Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC), 2nd to 5th of December, 2007, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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We present a comparative study on Fourier-based OFDM (FFT-OFDM) and wavelet-based OFDM (DWT-OFDM)in DVB-T system (DWT being the discrete wavelet transform). We found that the DWT-OFDM outperforms FFT-OFDM in AWGN and Rayleigh fading channels. For AWGN channel, the gain in term of energy per bit to noise ratio Eb/No was improved by about 5 dB when the system used Haar wavelet compared to FFT-OFDM with a cyclic prefix (CP) of 1/4-th the total OFDM symbol period, for the same BER of 0.001. Other members of Daubechies families such as db8, db16 and db32 also outperformed by the gains of 7 dB, 10 dB and 11 dB, respectively, at the same BER. We also considered Daubechies wavelet db32 and FFT-OFDM with a CP of 1/4-th the total OFDM symbol period in the presence of narrowband interference. In terms of Eb/No, DWT-OFDM surpassed FFT-OFDM by 9 dB at 0.02 BER. It is also shown that the DWT-OFDM of Daubechies db8 and db1 outperform FFT-OFDM in Rayleigh fading, both in multipath flat fading and multipath frequency selective fading. The DWT-OFDM’s with db8 and Haar outperformed FFT-OFDM by 7 and 2 dB, respectively, at BER of 0.01 in the flat fading channel. In addition, DWT-OFDM and FFT-OFDM showed about the same performance below 10 dB of Eb/No in frequency selective fading. However, the wavelet-based OFDM showed significant improvement of performance at higher than 10 dB of Eb/No.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3407/839
Uncontrolled Keywords: wavelet, DWT, Fourier, OFDM, DVB-T
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Khaizuran Abdullah
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2011 11:35
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2011 11:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/839

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