An OFDM-Based Waveform with High Spectral Efficiency

Filipe Conceição, Marco Gomes, Vitor Silva, Rui Dinis

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A new Time Interleaved Block Windowed Burst OFDM (TIBWB-OFDM) transceiver scheme is studied in this paper, where adjacent OFDM sub-blocks are allowed to overlap in time. This leads to a smaller overall block, increasing the spectral efficiency and decreasing the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of the transmitted signals, when compared with standard TIBWB-OFDM. These efficiency gains are obtained at the expense of interference between sub-blocks, which deteriorates the performance. Thus, we propose several receiver embodiments that include frequency domain equalizers and time domain interference cancellation algorithms to cope with channel effects and interference introduced by the overlapping operation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9136779
Pages (from-to)2614-2618
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • frequency domain equalization
  • interference cancellation
  • OFDM
  • windowed OFDM


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