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A STUDY FOR BER PERFORMANCE IN OFDM SYSTEMS USING STBC/SFBC BASED ON DETECTION TECHNIQUES


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A STUDY FOR BER PERFORMANCE IN OFDM SYSTEMS USING STBC/SFBC BASED ON DETECTION TECHNIQUES

A STUDY FOR BER PERFORMANCE IN OFDM SYSTEMS USING STBC/SFBC BASED

Er. Piyush Vyas

Prof. K. K. Arora

Er. Shweta Bhati

Ph.D. Scholar, ECE Deptt.

Asso. Prof., ECE Deptt.

M.Tech. Scholar, ECE Deptt.

JNVU, Jodhpur (Raj.)

JIET Group of Institutions, Jodhpur (Raj.)

JNU, Jodhpur (Raj.)

Abstract – In this paper, orthogonal space frequency detec- tion or space time detection schemes expressed for OFDM systems in broadband wireless channels. This paper pro- poses a compensation method to prevent error oor caused by unequal sub channels in the space-Time block coded OFDM systems for 1 and 2 transreceiver antennas in different parameters while providing diversity gain. This paper will show the BER performance for various combinational antennas, cases like JML, ZF, SML, DF etc. The proposed compensation method gives the zero forcing solutions for 1×1 and 2×2 transmitter receiver antennas. Proposed paper and techniques compare the method with the space time block coded OFDM systems with respect to broadband wireless channel specications in form of BER calcutions. It also shows the channel compensation method with sub division of wave forms that can be performed during the channel estimation using a Kalman lter.

Keywords OFDM, space time block code, space- frequency block code, channel compensation, error oor, BER, TDBC.

  1. Introduction

    Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is a digital detection technique who consists of transmitting a unique data stream using a large number of parallel narrow-band sub carriers instead of a single wide- band carrier. Additionally, assuming sufficient cyclic pre- fix (CP), the performances of all systems in spatially un- correlated time-varying multipath. Rayleigh fading chan- nels are evaluated by theoretical derivation and computer simulation, as well. Numerical results have revealed that significant performance improvement can be achieved even when the systems are operated in highly selective channels.

    Space-time block coding (STBC) or transmit diversi- ty block coding (TDBC), an effective transmit diversity tech- nique, was first proposed by Alamouti [1] for flat fading channels. Recently, Vielmon et al. investigated the impact of a time-varying channel on the performance of Alamouti scheme. In addition to the simple maximum-likelihood (SML) detector, originally proposed by Alamouti, et al. also recommended four novel detectors to combat the rapid chan- nel variation and hence to obtain better performance. These detectors are the zero-forcing (ZF), the decision-feedback (DF) and the joint maximum-likelihood (JML) detectors [2]. According to Alamouti code, Lee et al. proposed three combi-

    nations of TDBC and OFDM [3] [4], i.e., space-time block coded OFDM (STBC-OFDM) [5] and space-frequency block coded OFDM (SFBC-OFDM) [6]. Nevertheless, they em- ployed the SML detector, which was designed under the as- sumption that the channel is static over the duration of a space-time/ narrow band frequency codeword. Consequently, STBC-OFDM/ SFBC-OFDM suffer from the high time/frequency-selectivity of the wireless mobile fading chan- nel. In this paper, in addition to the original SML detector, three novel detectors mentioned earlier are applied to improve the two-branch TDBC-OFDM systems using modulation demodulation techniques. Assuming a constant and sufficient CP, the performances of STBC-OFDM and SFBC OFDM systems are with the original and the novel detectors in spa- tially uncorrelated time-varying multipath. Rayleigh fading channels are evaluated by theoretical derivation and computer simulation, as well as updation with their modules. Based on applying the concept of effective signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) to the results in [2], the derived bit-error-rate (BER) expressions can provide useful insights. Li et al. derived a simple expression for the tight upper bound on the variance of the ICI of previous content [4]. In consequence of this expres- sion, analytical results are easy to calculate. Numerical results have revealed that significant performance improvement can be achieved even when the systems are operated in highly selective channels.

    Fig. 1.1 The discrete-time baseband system model.

  2. SYSTEM MODEL

    In this paper, we consider the wireless mobile communication techniques of OFDM transmit diversity systems using Ala- mouti code with dual transmit antennas at the base station and single receive antenna at the remote end in the downlink transmission. The discrete-time baseband equivalent system model of the two-branch TDBC-OFDM systems is depicted in Fig.1.

    Fig. 2.1 Block diagram of the comparison between STBC- OFDM and SFBC-OFDM systems.

    In addition, the comparison between STBC-OFDM and SFBC-OFDM systems is shown in Fig. 1.2.

    Fig. 2.2 Block diagram of STBC-OFDM and SFBC-OFDM

    systems.

  3. System Functioning

    OFDM TRANSCEIVER :

    In this section, we describe the OFDM transceiver system. Before transmitting information bit over an AWGN channel through the OFDM transmitter, the data stream may use the M-PSK and M-QAM modulation schemes for trans- mission of data over the Channel. The transmitter section con- verts the digital data to be transmitted, into a mapping of the sub-carriers amplitude and phase using modulation tech- niques. Receiver section contain subcarrier modution unit with Inverse fast fourier transform modules. Receiver section cap- tures convoluted data stream for further processing of ressem- bling the transmitted data stream.

    Fig. 3.1 Block diagram showing a basic OFDM transceiver

    The spectral representation of the data is then transformed into the time domain using an IFFT which is much more computa- tionally efficient and used in all practical Systems . The addi- tion of a cyclic prefix to each symbol solves both ISI and in- ter-carrier interference (ICI). The digital data is then transmit- ted over the channel. After the time-domain signal passes through the channel, it is broken down into the parallel sym- bols and the prefix is simply discarded. The receiver performs the reverse operation to that of the transmitter. The amplitude and phase of the sub-carrier are then selected and converted back to digital data. In OFDM, multiple sinusoidals with fre- quency separations 1/T are used, where T is the active symbol period. The information to be sent on each sub-carrier k is

    Fig. 3.2 Block diagram showing a basic SFBC- OFDM transceiver

    multiplied by its corresponding carrier and the sum of such modulated sinusoidals forms the transmit signal.

    Therefore, the sinusoidal form of signal is used in OFDM can be defined as following equation [12]

    Where is the tap coefficient for diversity with mean zero

    m

    and variance 2 , and nl

    is the AWGN with mean zero and

    where, k =0, 1, …N-1 corresponds to the frequency of the si- nusoidal and w(t) =u(t)-u(t-T) is a regular window over [0, T] . Since the OFDM system uses multiple sinusoidal signals with frequency separations of 1/T, each sinusoidal is modulated by independent information. Mathematically we can write a transmit signal over the channel as,

    variance 2N0. Thus, the ith received OFDM block is given by ri,l =ri(N+G)+l for -G l N – 1. Denote TMAX = (M -1) T and TCP = GT as the maximum excess delay and the interval of CP, respectivey. Assuming TMAX TCP i.e., the IBI can be eliminated completely, the sequence for the ith block after removing CP is

    (4)

    Where and . Subsequently, the

    demodulator performs. N-point DFT on and outputs signal for the kth subcarrier in the ith block interval is

    Where is the k th symbol in the message symbol se- quence for k in [0, N-1],where N is the number of carriers. k

    Let X i,k denote the information symbol for the kth subcarrier in the ith OFDM block interval, and T represent the symbol duration or the reciprocal of the system bandwidth. After transmit diversity block encoding which will be discussed in detail later in Section IV, the encoder outputs

    where

    (5)

    (6)

    (7)

    form a set of symbols to be modulated by the N-point IDFT onto N subcarriers in the ith block interval for the gth transmit antenna. After the insertion of CP, the antenna can be ex- pressed as

    where the first G elements

    (8)

    i,n

    Here and are the multiplicative distortion and the ICI, respectively. As the linear combination of independent identically distributed (i.i.d.) Gaussian random variables, N i,k is still the AWGN with mean zero and variance 2N0 . For or- thogonal STBC without linear preprocessing and the assump- tion that are a set of i.i.d. sym-

    bols, the symbols a

    (g) are i.i.d. Ez with mean zero and va-

    Constitute the guard samples for reducing the IBI from the previous block. Assuming that is zero for l < -G and l N, the total transmitted baseband sequence from the gth transmit antenna is

    (2)

    In this paper, we consider the spatially uncorrelated WSSUS Rayleigh fading channel which can be modeled as a tapped delay line model [7] with fixed tap spacing T.

    Considering the channel with M taps, the received baseband sequence assuming perfect synchronization can be expressed as

    (3)

    riance Es (symbol energy). Therefore, the ICI Ci,K(g) are at- least uncorrelated with mean zero and variance even though the distribution of the ICI is not easy to verify. How- ever, since independent Gaussian noise results in the smallest capacity, it is reasonable to model Ci,K(g) as Gaussian random variables and hence to achieve the performance bound [8].

    Indeed, (5) can be rewritten as

    (9)

    where

    (10)

    is the equivalent AWGN with mean zero and variance

    .

  4. Statistical Parameters Properties

    For the ease of the performance analysis, the statistical proper- ties of the channel tap coefficient the multiplicative dis- tortion , and the ICI are needed to be clarified. Since the channel is assumed to be spatially uncorrelated WSSUS Rayleigh fading channel with classical Doppler spectrum, the correlation between the tap coefficients is [12]

    (11)

    m

    where 2 is the fading power of the mth tap, is the zero- order Bessel function of the first kind, f D is the maximum Doppler frequency, and ij is the Kronecker delta. Consider- ing the exponential power delay profile [7] with the constraint

    m

    we have new value of 2 is

    (12)

    Where and the delay control d dominates the root- mean-square (RMS) delay spread .

    Paper Work and Objective

    Analysis & study of the effects of filtering on the performance of a proposed SFBC and STBC OFDM scheme on Random and fixed parameters of x input on for 1×1 & 2×2 antennas with auto correlation, JML, ZF, DF etc for the OFDM system then they are not the same because each OFDM symbol con- tains an additional overhead in both the time and frequency domains. In the time domain, the cyclic prefix is an additional over we head to each OFDM symbol being transmitted. To overcome this and improve system performance, a simple ef- fective method of Non coherent & coherent approaches we use scatter plots of all these schemes [13].

    1. Correlation of the Multiplicative Distortion:

      As a result of the two-branch spatially symmetric channels,

      for g= 0, 1 where is the cor- relation of the correlation of the multiplicative distortion is written as

      (13)

      For the exponential power delay profile in (12), (13) can be expressed in the closed form as following formula

      (14)

      Thereupon, the correlation for the same subcarrier between adjacent blocks is as follows

      (15)

      which characterizes the time-selectivity of the channel for OFDM scheme. Similarly, the correlation between adjacent subcarriers for the same block represents the frequency- selectivity of the channel [10].

      (16)

    2. Variances of the Multiplicative Distortion and the ICI:

    According to (6), it is clear that the multiplicative distortion

    is of mean zero and hence variance

    (17)

    In addition, the variance of the ICI is calculated as

    (18)

    The above expression is exact; however, a tight upper bound on the variance of the ICI was derived by Li et al. [4],

    (19)

    This approximation is quite accurate for even though it is derived based on assuming infinite number of subcarriers. Furthermore, it is shown that Indeed, a very tight lower bound on the variance of the mul- tiplicative distortion can be expressed as following equation

    (20)

    1. STBC-OFDM:

      Following matrix shows Space Time Block Codes format as

      (21)

      At the receiver, the kth received ST codeword is expressed as follows

      (22)

      Due to that N ST codewords are encoded, transmitted, and received in the same way simultaneously, the subscript k is omitted for notation simplicity, subsequently.

      (23)

      1. The JML Detector

        From (22), since the noise is white, the JML detector makes decision about x via

        (24)

        Performing ST matched filtering on the received ST code- word, i.e., multiplying CM on the both sides of (22), yields

        (25)

        Therefore, the JML detector can make decision about x based on

        (26)

        Where,

        , and

        4) The DF Detector

        From (25), the DF detector uses a decision about to help make a decision about, namely,

        (33)

        The main objective of this paper is to develop and discuss a method based on transceivers that provides a simple but ef- fective calculation and performance through detection tech- niques with splitting frames in bit error rate (BER) perfor- mance which is required in modern broadband wireless trans- mission OFDM systems.

    2. SFBC-OFDM

    (27)

    G is lower triangular with real diagonal elements and can be expressed as

    (28)

    Where matched filtering on the received ST codeword, that is, multiplying W C on the both side of (22).

    1. The SML Detector

      From (25), without considering the correlation of the noise w

      M and the crosstalk (i.e. the off-diagonal terms of M H ) , the SML detector simply obtains

      (29)

      where R M ,n is the nth element of the column vector r M .

    2. The ZF Detector

    Again from (24), the ZF detector forces the crosstalk to zero, that is

    (30)

    Where the real diagonal

    matrix is chosen such that the diagonal elements of

    .

    Therefore (31)

    Expressed as following term

    (32)

    The derivation of the BERs of SFBC-OFDM is simi- lar to that of STBC-OFDM for evaluation of detection tech- niques, and the results are summarized as follows. Firstly, the performance bound of the JML detector for SFBC-OFDM are the same as that for STBC-OFDM. Secondly, the theoretical BERs of the other detectors for SFBC-OFDM systems are in the same forms as that for STBC-OFDM systems, expect for using as the corresponding correlation. Firstly, only when the channel is both frequency-nonselective and quasi-static, the performance of all the detectors for SFBC-OFDM systems can meet the matched filter bound in (33).

  5. Simulation Results

    For all simulations through MATLAB simulator, the parameters are detailed as follows. Firstly, the carrir frequen- cy and the system bandwidth are 1.8 GHz and 800 KHz, re- spectively, and thus the symbol duration is T = 1.25 seconds; secondly, the number of subcarriers and CP are N = 128 and G

    = 32 , respectively, and hence the total OFDM block duration is (N+G)T=200 seconds; thirdly, the number of uncorrelated paths is M =12 ; finally, the modulation is BPSK. the analyti- cal error floors for STBC-OFDM and SFBC-OFDM systems, respectively. The reasons for the presence of these error floors are two-fold: 1) the ICI induced when the channel is not con- stant over an OFDM block duration; 2) the crosstalk resulted from the channel variation over the duration of a ST/SF code- word.

    Results evaluation is based on their zero forcing val- ues over BPSK modulation techniques in 2 stages. All out puts are performing BER performance at N=128 which is sufficient value of CP. Propagation time delay is varies after each change in 5 µsec time period. Keep G=32 because noise intrruption may reduces and less SNR appears in block code streams, therefore less data overlapping or retransmission problem arrives.

    Fig. 5.1 Error floor in BPSK-OFDM system stage I

    Fig. 5.2 Error floor in BPSK-OFDM system stage II

    Fig 5.3 BER performance in BPSK OFDM system stage I

    Fig. 5.4 BER performance in BPSK OFDM system stage II

  6. CONCLUSION

    In this paper, in addition to the original SML detec- tor, three novel detectors are applied to improve the two- branch TDBC-OFDM systems. To combat the crosstalk re- sulted from rapid channel selectivity, the ZF detector just forces the crosstalk to zero, the DF detector alleviates the crosstalk by whitened-matched filtering, and the JML detector reduces the crosstalk and the noise simultaneously. Thereu- pon, the JML detector is of the best performance but highest complexity, while the DF and the ZF detectors are of poorer performance but less complexity. Moreover, assuming suffi- cient CP and BPSK modulation, we derive the theoretical BERs for TDBC-OFDM systems in spatially uncorrelated time-varying multipath Rayleigh fading channels.

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