Amplitude reconstruction of clipped OFDM by using DFT-based least squares

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1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, P.O. Box 76169-133, Iran

2 Advanced Communications Research Institute, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran


OFDM is an e ective multicarrier transmission technique with one primary disadvantage; it su ers from high Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR). Although clipping and ltering is a simple and e ective method for PAPR reduction, it makes in-band and out-of-band noise, which degrades the bit error rate performance and spectral eficiency. Publications on this subject show that clipped samples could be reconstructed at the receiver by using oversampled signal and bandwidth expansion. By building on published literature, this paper aims to achieve a low-complexity method. The proposed method has complexity order of O(L2) to solve linear system, where L indicates the number of clipped samples. Simulation results con rm that our proposed method leads to both a better biterror rate performance and a lower complexity than similar methods. These results also show that our method o ers adequate performance, especially at low clipping ratios.


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