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The sensitivity of bit error rate (BER) performance in multi-carrier (OFDM) and single-carrier
Author(s): Saleh Albdran; Ahmed Alshammari; Mohammad Matin
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Paper Abstract

Recently, the single-carrier and multi-carrier transmissions have grabbed the attention of industrial systems. Theoretically, OFDM as a Multicarrier has more advantages over the Single-Carrier especially for high data rate. In this paper we will show which one of the two techniques outperforms the other. We will study and compare the performance of BER for both techniques for a given channel. As a function of signal to noise ratio SNR, the BER will be measure and studied. Also, Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR) is going to be examined and presented as a drawback of using OFDM. To make a reasonable comparison between the both techniques, we will use additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) as a communication channel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8498, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing VI, 849818 (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.931672
Show Author Affiliations
Saleh Albdran, Univ. of Denver (United States)
Ahmed Alshammari, Univ. of Denver (United States)
Mohammad Matin, Univ. of Denver (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8498:
Optics and Photonics for Information Processing VI
Abdul A. S. Awwal; Khan M. Iftekharuddin, Editor(s)

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