2 June 2005 Performance comparison of uncoded and coded OFDM and OFDM-CDMA waveforms on HF multipath/fading channels
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Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is a very popular technique used for data transmission on multipath fading channels. The multipath component of these types of channels causes a phenomenon known as frequency selective fading. This type of fading can severely degrade or completely eliminate the signal energy of many of the OFDM tones producing an irreducible error rate, even when no noise is present. In the early 1990's, researchers combined some of the characteristics of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and Spread Spectrum (SS) with OFDM in order to create a more robust modulation scheme capable of surviving frequency selective fading without the need for forward error correction (FEC) techniques and thus OFDM-CDMA was born. This paper will investigate the performance of uncoded and coded OFDM and OFDM-CDMA waveforms on various HF multipath/fading channels.
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John Nieto, John Nieto, "Performance comparison of uncoded and coded OFDM and OFDM-CDMA waveforms on HF multipath/fading channels", Proc. SPIE 5819, Digital Wireless Communications VII and Space Communication Technologies, (2 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604570; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.604570
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