BER optimized channel independent precoder for OFDM system

Yuan-Pei Lin*, See May Phoong

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We consider the minimization of bit error rate (BER) for OFDM systems with orthogonal precoders. For low SNR, we show that the conventional OFDM system is the optimal solution and the optimal precoder is the identity matrix. For high SNR, corresponding to a relatively practical range of BER, there are channel independent solutions for optimal precoders. One such solution is the DFT matrix and the resulting optimal transceiver becomes the single carrier transmission system. Furthermore, in this case the conventional OFDM system has the largest BER among all OFDM systems with orthogonal precoders.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2002
EventGLOBECOM'02 - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 17 Nov 200221 Nov 2002


ConferenceGLOBECOM'02 - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

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