Offset quadrature amplitude modulation based orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM/OQAM) is a promising multicarrier modulation technique to achieve a low-sidelobe spectrum while maintaining orthogonality among subcarriers. However, a major shortcoming of OFDM/OQAM systems is the high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of the transmit signal. To resolve the high-PAPR issue of traditional OFDM, a self-synchronized-scrambler-based selected-mapping has been investigated, where the transmit sequence is scrambled to reduce PAPR. In this method, the receiver must use a descrambler to recover the original data. However, the descrambling process leads to error propagation, which degrades the bit error rate (BER). As described herein, a partial scrambling overlapped selected mapping (PS-OSLM) scheme is proposed for PAPR reduction of OFDM/OQAM signals, where candidate sequences are generated using partial scrambling of original data. The best candidate, the one that minimizes the peak amplitude within multiple OFDM/OQAM symbols, is selected. In the proposed method, an overlap search algorithm for SLM is applied to reduce the PAPR of OFDM/OQAM signals. Numerical results demonstrate that our PS-OSLM proposal achieves better BER than full-scrambling overlapped SLM (FS-OSLM) in OFDM/OQAM systems while maintaining almost equivalent PAPR reduction capability as FS-OSLM and better PAPR than SLM without overlap search. Additionally, we derive a theoretical lower bound expression for OFDM/OQAM with PS-OSLM, and clarify the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering