Tongyang Xu, Hedaia Ghannam and Izzat Darwazeh

Practical Evaluations of SEFDM: Timing Offset and Multipath Impairments 

The non-orthogonal signal waveform spectrally efficient frequency division multiplexing (SEFDM) improves spectral efficiency at the cost of self-created inter carrier interference (ICI). As the orthogonal property, similar to orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), no longer exists, the robustness of SEFDM in realistic wireless environments might be weakened. This work aims to evaluate the sensitivity of SEFDM to practical channel distortions using a professional experiment testbed. First, timing offset is studied in a bypass channel to locate the imperfection of the testbed and its impact on SEFDM signals. Then, the joint effect of a multipath frequency selective channel and additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) is investigated in the testbed. Through practical experiments, we demonstrate the performance of SEFDM in realistic radio frequency (RF) environments and verify two compensation methods for SEFDM. Our results show first frequency-domain compensation works well in frequency non-selective channel conditions while time-domain compensation method is suitable for frequency selective channel conditions. This work paves the way for the application of SEFDM in different channel scenarios.

DOI: 10.36244/ICJ.2018.4.1


Please cite this paper the following way:

Tongyang Xu, Hedaia Ghannam and Izzat Darwazeh, "Practical Evaluations of SEFDM: Timing Offset and Multipath Impairments", Infocommunications Journal, Vol. X, No 4, Dec. 2018, pp. 2-9. DOI: 10.36244/ICJ.2018.4.1

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