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A Novel Clipping-Based Method to Reduce Peak-To-Average Power Ratio of OFDM Signals

by Bo Tang 1,2,*, Kaiyu Qin 1,2, Changwei Chen 1,2 and Yong Cao 1
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School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 611731, China
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Aircraft Swarm Intelligent Sensing and Cooperative Control Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Chengdu 611731, China
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Information 2020, 11(2), 113; https://doi.org/10.3390/info11020113
Received: 19 December 2019 / Revised: 2 February 2020 / Accepted: 14 February 2020 / Published: 18 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Information and Communications Technology)
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is a widely used technology for wireless broadband communications. However, it also suffers from some drawbacks. One of the critical limitations is the problem of high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR), which causes distortions of some nonlinear components such as power amplifiers. A number of techniques have been proposed to reduce the PAPR of OFDM signals, among which the clipping-based methods have gained a lot of attention due to the effective PAPR reduction and simplicity of implementation. This paper proposes a novel clipping-based method to reduce the PAPR of OFDM signals. Based on the recently proposed clipping noise compression (CNC) method, the proposed scheme introduces a preset normalization factor to replace the calculation of average amplitude of clipping noise in the original CNC method during compression processing. Comparative simulations were carried out, and the results exhibit that the proposed method achieves better bit-error-ratio performance with equal level of PAPR reduction compared to the original CNC method. View Full-Text
Keywords: orthogonal frequency division multiplexing; peak-to-average power ratio; clipping noise compression; PAPR reduction; bit error rate orthogonal frequency division multiplexing; peak-to-average power ratio; clipping noise compression; PAPR reduction; bit error rate
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Tang, B.; Qin, K.; Chen, C.; Cao, Y. A Novel Clipping-Based Method to Reduce Peak-To-Average Power Ratio of OFDM Signals. Information 2020, 11, 113.

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