Impact of carrier frequency offset and in-phase and quadrature imbalance on the performance of wireless precoded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing

Suyoto Suyoto, Agus Subekti, Arief Suryadi Satyawan, Nasrullah Armi, Chaeriah Bin Ali Wael, Galih Nugraha Nurkahfi


Precoding in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system proved to reduce the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR), so that it improves BER. However, from the existing literature, the effect of carrier frequency offset (CFO), in-phase and quadrature (IQ) imbalance on precoded wireless OFDM systems has not been carried out. Therefore, this study evaluated the precoded OFDM (P-OFDM) system performance by considering the impact of CFO and IQ imbalance. P-OFDM performance evaluation is expressed in signal-to-interference noise ratio (SINR) and bit error rates (BER). The communication channels used are the additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel and the frequency-selective Rayleigh fading (FSRF) channel, while the channel equalization process is considered perfect. The results of the analysis and simulation show that P-OFDM is greater affected by the presence of CFO and IQ imbalance than conventional OFDM system. In AWGN channel, P-OFDM experiences different SINR for each subcarrier. This is different from conventional OFDM system, where all SINRs are the same for all subcarriers. In the FSRF channel, both the POFDM system and the OFDM system experience different SINR for each subcarrier, where the SINRs fluctuation in the P-OFDM system is much larger than in the OFDM system.


Bit error rates; Carrier frequency offset; In-phase and quadrature imbalance; Precoded orthogonal frequency; division multiplexing; Signal-to-interference noise ratio

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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