Performance analysis and optimization of DCT-based multicarrier system on frequency-selective fading channels

He, C., Zhang, L. , Mao, J., Cao, A., Xiao, P. and Imran, M. A. (2018) Performance analysis and optimization of DCT-based multicarrier system on frequency-selective fading channels. IEEE Access, 6, pp. 13075-13089. (doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2806318)

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Regarded as one of the most promising transmission techniques for future wireless communications, the discrete cosine transform (DCT) based multicarrier modulation (MCM) system employs cosine basis as orthogonal functions for real-modulated symbols multiplexing, by which the minimum orthogonal frequency spacing can be reduced by half compared to discrete Fourier transform (DFT) based one. With a time-reversed pre-filter employed at the front of the receiver, interference-free one-tap equalization is achievable for the DCT-based systems. However, due to the correlated pre-filtering operation in time domain, the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is enhanced as a result at the output. This leads to reformulated detection criterion to compensate for such filtering effect, rendering minimum-mean-square-error (MMSE) and maximum likelihood (ML) detections applicable to the DCT-based multicarrier system. In this paper, following on the pre-filtering based DCT-MCM model that build in the literature work, we extend the overall system by considering both transceiver perfections and imperfections, where frequency offset, time offset and insufficient guard sequence are included. In the presence of those imperfection errors, the DCT-MCM systems are analysed in terms of desired signal power, inter-carrier interference (ICI) and inter-symbol interference (ISI). Thereafter, new detection algorithms based on zero forcing (ZF) iterative results are proposed to mitigate the imperfection effect. Numerical results show that the theoretical analysis match the simulation results, and the proposed iterative detection algorithms are able to improve the overall system performance significantly.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Zhang, Professor Lei
Authors: He, C., Zhang, L., Mao, J., Cao, A., Xiao, P., and Imran, M. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:IEEE Access
ISSN (Online):2169-3536
Published Online:14 February 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 IEEE. Translations and content mining are permitted for academic research only. Personal use is also permitted, but republication/redistribution requires IEEE permission
First Published:First published in IEEE Access 6:13075-13089
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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