15 October 2012 The sensitivity of bit error rate (BER) performance in multi-carrier (OFDM) and single-carrier
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Recently, the single-carrier and multi-carrier transmissions have grabbed the attention of industrial systems. Theoretically, OFDM as a Multicarrier has more advantages over the Single-Carrier especially for high data rate. In this paper we will show which one of the two techniques outperforms the other. We will study and compare the performance of BER for both techniques for a given channel. As a function of signal to noise ratio SNR, the BER will be measure and studied. Also, Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR) is going to be examined and presented as a drawback of using OFDM. To make a reasonable comparison between the both techniques, we will use additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) as a communication channel.
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Saleh Albdran, Ahmed Alshammari, Mohammad Matin, "The sensitivity of bit error rate (BER) performance in multi-carrier (OFDM) and single-carrier", Proc. SPIE 8498, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing VI, 849818 (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.931672; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.931672
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