An efficient and flexible air interface is the necessary condition to achieve the ambitious goals of next generation broadband wireless networks. Multicarrier code division multiple access (MC-CDMA) is a practical answer to this need, but the considerable vulnerability to nonlinear distortions induced by high power amplifiers at the transmitter side hinders its appeal- ing features, thereby demanding for adequate countermeasures. The current paper contributes to this issue with a novel multi- user data predistortion (MUDP) procedure aimed at mitigating the performance degradation of a MC-CDMA forward-link in the presence of a nonlinear channel. The proposed MUDP resides entirely at the transmitter of the base station, and simply requires a set of modified constellations, which are jointly and iteratively optimized so that the distortions experienced by each active user are significantly reduced. The required computational complexity is then kept at affordable levels by resorting to a sub- optimal yet effective scheme based on the identification of the strongest interfering users combined with the set-partitioning and the symmetry properties of their constellations. Numerical simulation results corroborate the effectiveness of the MUDP in improving the link performance under typical demanding multiple-access operating conditions.

Iterative Multi-User Data Predistortion for MC-CDMA Communications

GIANNETTI, Filippo
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Writing – Review & Editing
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LOTTICI, Vincenzo
Co-primo
Writing – Review & Editing
;
STUPIA, Ivan
Co-primo
Writing – Review & Editing
2008

Abstract

An efficient and flexible air interface is the necessary condition to achieve the ambitious goals of next generation broadband wireless networks. Multicarrier code division multiple access (MC-CDMA) is a practical answer to this need, but the considerable vulnerability to nonlinear distortions induced by high power amplifiers at the transmitter side hinders its appeal- ing features, thereby demanding for adequate countermeasures. The current paper contributes to this issue with a novel multi- user data predistortion (MUDP) procedure aimed at mitigating the performance degradation of a MC-CDMA forward-link in the presence of a nonlinear channel. The proposed MUDP resides entirely at the transmitter of the base station, and simply requires a set of modified constellations, which are jointly and iteratively optimized so that the distortions experienced by each active user are significantly reduced. The required computational complexity is then kept at affordable levels by resorting to a sub- optimal yet effective scheme based on the identification of the strongest interfering users combined with the set-partitioning and the symmetry properties of their constellations. Numerical simulation results corroborate the effectiveness of the MUDP in improving the link performance under typical demanding multiple-access operating conditions.
Giannetti, Filippo; Lottici, Vincenzo; Stupia, Ivan
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