Date of Award

Fall 2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Yeheskel Bar-Ness

Second Advisor

Ali Abdi

Third Advisor

Osvaldo Simeone

Abstract

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is being used in many wireless standards because of its immunity to multipath fading, high spectral efficiency and simple implementation, making it suitable for high data rate multimedia wireless applications. One of the significant drawbacks of the OFDM is its sensitivity to Carrier Frequency Offset (CFO). CFO causes Inter Carrier Interference (ICI) between subcarriers and Multiple User Interference (MUI) at Uplink between different users. ICI and MUI at uplink cause significant degradation in the performance of the receiver, therefore, to improve the receiver performance up to acceptable level, compensation of the CFO becomes necessary.

In this research, Suppression of MUI by Minimum Mean Squared Error (MMSE) Feedback Equalizer in frequency domain which was originally proposed for Single Carrier- Frequency Domain Multiple Access (SC-FDMA) has been studied for Uplink of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA). However, calculation of MUI power required in this algorithm for all users impose very high computational burden on the receiver. In the proposed Low Complexity MUI Suppression by MMSE Equalization for Uplink of OFDMA approximation to the calculation of MUI power is applied to reduce its complexity. Simulation result & calculated complexity show that proposed method obtains good performance with much lower complexity.

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