Software simulator development for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation

Dunbar, Barry (2006) Software simulator development for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation. [USQ Project]


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Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) modulation using varied inputs,
code rates, modulation schemes and sub-carrier sizes over different fading and noisy
channels were developed and tested in this thesis. The different code rates were the 1
2 , 2
and 3
4 whilst the different modulation schemes were Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK),
Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK), 16-Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (16-
QAM) and 64-Quadrature Amplitude Modulation. The different size sub-carriers were
64, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096 and 8192. The different channels were the Rayleigh fading
and the Rician fading channels. These aspects of the OFDM modulation system were
developed using Matlab 7.1 as code written program utilising the toolboxes available.
The simulator was setup to be able to mirror all current implementations of the technology.
Through the use of the simulator, a varied amount of system configurations were
tested. The system arrangement that was found to be the most resilient to noise was a
system using the three-quarter code rate, 64-QAM modulation and the 64 sub-carrier

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM); binary phase shift keying (BPSK); quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK); quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM); wireless LAN; local area network (LAN); ADSL; broadcasting
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090609 Signal Processing
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400607 Signal processing
40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400608 Wireless communication systems and technologies (incl. microwave and millimetrewave)

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