Waveform performance for asynchronous wireless 5G uplink communications

Shendi Wang, Jean Armstrong, John S. Thompson

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Machine type communications (MTC) could play a significant role in fifth generation (5G) wireless communications systems. In terms of reducing the side-lobes of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) to support large numbers of asynchronous MTC devices, several waveform designs could be used. This paper provides closed form signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) and capacity results for this asynchronous scenario. We compare three candidate multi-carrier waveforms, which are OFDM, universal filtered multi-carrier (UFMC) and polynomial cancellation coded (PCC-OFDM). Our results indicate that both PCC and UFMC can provide better frequency roll-off than OFDM. PCC is more easier to implement and performs strongly against inter carrier interference (ICI) with cost of losing spectral efficiency and a higher peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR). UFMC is more robust to very dispersive multipath channels but with cost of increasing computational complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 27th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2016)
Subtitle of host publicationValencia, Spain, 4-8 September 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509032549
ISBN (Print)9781509032556
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2016
EventIEEE International Symposium on Personal and Indoor Mobile Radio Conference 2016 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 4 Sept 20168 Sept 2016
Conference number: 27th
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/7762553/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Personal and Indoor Mobile Radio Conference 2016
Abbreviated titlePIMRC 2016
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