The Statistical Correlation between Distortion and Adding Signal for PAPR Reduction in OFDM based Communication Systems


Désiré Guel1, Boureima Zerbo2, Jacques Palicot3 and Oumarou Sié1, 1Joseph Ki-Zerbo University, Burkina Faso, 2Thomas-Sankara University, Burkina Faso, 3CentraleSupélec/IETR, Campus de Rennes, France


In recent past years, PAPR (Peak-to-Average Power Ratio) of OFDM (Orthogonal FrequencyDivision Multiplexing) system has been intensively investigated. Published works mainly focus on how to reduce PAPR. Since high PAPR will lead to clipping of the signal when passed through a nonlinear amplifier. This paper proposes to extend the work related to "Gaussian Tone Reservation Clipping and Filtering for PAPR Mitigation" which has been previously published. So, in this paper, we deeply investigate the statistical correlation between PAPR reduction, and the distortion generated by three (3) adding signal techniques for PAPR reduction. Thereby, we first propose a generic function for PAPR reduction. Then, we analyse the PAPR reduction capabilities of each PAPR reduction technique versus the distortion generated. The signal-to-noise-and-distortion ratio (SNDR) metric is used to evaluate the distortion generated within each technique by assuming that OFDM baseband signals are modelled by complex Gaussian processes with Rayleigh envelope distribution for a large number of subcarriers. The results related to one of the techniques is proposed in the first time in this paper, unlike those related to the other two PAPR reduction techniques where the studies were already published. Comparisons of the proposed approximations of SNDR with those obtained by computer simulations show good agreement. An interesting result highlighted in this paper is the strong correlation existing between PAPR reduction performance and distortion signal power. Indeed, the results show that PAPR reduction gain increases as the distortion signal power increases. Through these 3 examples of PAPR reduction techniques; we could derive the following conclusion: in an adding signal context, the adding signal for PAPR reduction is closely linked to the distortion generated, and a trade-off between PAPR-reduction and distortion must be definitely found.


Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR), signal-to-noise-and-distortion ratio (SNDR), Adding Signal Techniques.

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