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Experimental implementation of real-time non-orthogonal multi-carrier systems in a realistic fading channel

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This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by IEEE, 2018.

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© 2018 IEEE. Spectrally efficient frequency division multiplexing (SEFDM) has the potential to improve spectrum utilization through bandwidth compression at the cost of self-induced inter-carrier interference. In this paper, an experimental test-bed is designed and implemented to evaluate the performance of SEFDM systems in real-time using frequency-domain channel estimation/equalization and iterative signal detection. Our innovation lies in the development and experimental, real-time implementation of baseband generation, signal assembly, signal decoding and a novel frequency-domain channel estimation and equalization method for the SEFDM transceiver. Our system compresses the transmitted signal bandwidth up to 60%, 30% and 20% for BPSK, QPSK and 8PSK respectively, offering significant bandwidth savings, and moving towards satisfying one of the key 5G challenges.

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Author(s): Ozan W, Ghannam H, Haigh PA, Darwazeh I

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

Year of Conference: 2018

Pages: 121-124

Print publication date: 28/02/2018

Online publication date: 01/03/2018

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Date deposited: 13/03/2019

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/RWS.2018.8304963

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ISBN: 9781538607091