On the Optimum Performance of Nonlinearly Distorted OFDM Signals

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In this paper, we present a theoretical analysis for obtaining the minimum Euclidean distance between two nonlinearly distorted OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) signals. This analysis takes advan- tage of the Gaussian behavior of OFDM signals with a large number of subcarriers and is a key step to get the asymptotic gain of the optimum receiver. We consider both polar and Cartesian memoryless nonlinearities, showing that in general the optimum performance of nonlinear OFDM is better than linear OFDM.1 Keywords: OFDM signals, nonlinear distortion effects, optimum receiver, Euclidean distance
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Title of host publicationIEEE VTC
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event79th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 2014 IEEE -
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …


Conference79th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 2014 IEEE
Period1/01/14 → …

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