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New Precoding and Equalization Techniques for Multicarrier Systems

Abstract : In this thesis, new precoding and equalization techniques for multicarrier systems were proposed and analyzed.First, the error performance of precoded filterbank multicarrier (FBMC) systems was analyzed. It was found out that this performance is highly sensitive to complete subchannel equalization. When there is residual intersymbol interference (ISI) stemming from imperfect subchannel equalization there is a loss of diversity; this loss can be prevented with the adoption of a number of subchannels large enough so that each subchannel suffers flat fading or with the utilization of a subchannel equalizer with sufficient length to compensate the subchannel frequency response.After that, an approximation for the signal to interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) distribution of SC-FDE systems using linear MMSE equalization was proposed. This approximation uses the lognormal distribution with the smallest Kullback-Leibler distance to the true distribution, and was shown to be precise in the error performance sense; it serves as a system abstraction. With this abstraction, a precise method to obtain the analytical coded error performance of these systems was proposed.Finally, widely linear Tomlinson-Harashima precoders and equalizers (linear and decision-feedback) for SC-FDE systems were proposed. These precoders and equalizers have better error performance when compared to their strictly linear versions if signals coming from an improper constellation are transmitted. Their error performance when decision-feedback equalizers are used is less sensitive to the length of the feedback filter. When widely linear precoders are used, this error performance becomes less sensitive to channel estimation errors.
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Bruno Sens Chang. New Precoding and Equalization Techniques for Multicarrier Systems. Programming Languages [cs.PL]. Conservatoire national des arts et metiers - CNAM, 2012. English. ⟨NNT : 2012CNAM0826⟩. ⟨tel-00780662⟩

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