Performance evaluation of PCC OFDM on a software defined radio platform

Gayathri Kongara, Jean Armstrong

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Compared to conventional cyclic prefix orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (CP-OFDM), polynomial cancellation coded (PCC-OFDM) systems have been shown to demonstrate robustness against carrier frequency offset (CFO), multipath delay and Doppler spreads. In this paper, we describe the hardware implementation of PCC-OFDM system on an FPGA based software defined radio platform to examine the error performance on a real wireless channel using National Instruments's universal software radio peripheral (NI-USRP) hardware. In our implementation, we examine the impact of real wireless channel in conjunction with impairments such as multipath distortion, CFO and noise on the received signals. A simple receive signal processing algorithm for carrier synchronization and equalization is used for both CP-OFDM and PCC-OFDM systems. For the cases considered, PCC-OFDM outperforms conventional CP-OFDM under the influence of multipath, CFO and noise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2017)
Subtitle of host publicationSilicon Valley, California, USA, 26-29 January, 2017, [proceedings]
EditorsPramod K. Varshney, Jian Ren
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509045884
ISBN (Print)9781509045891
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2017
EventInternational Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications 2017 - Silicon Valley, United States of America
Duration: 26 Jan 201729 Jan 2017


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications 2017
Abbreviated titleICNC 2017
CountryUnited States of America
CitySilicon Valley
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