Indexed on: 01 Sep '18Published on: 31 Aug '18Published in: Information
Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) is an attractive multicarrier technique for the simplicity of equalization and high data throughput. However, the transmitted OFDM signal has a very high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR), which severely degrades the performance of practical OFDM systems and reduces the efficiency of high-power amplifiers (HPA). The selected mapping (SLM) scheme is an effective PAPR reduction method of OFDM signals. However, this approach usually requires side information (SI) transmission, which increases the difficulty of the hardware implementation with high complexity and reduces the data transmission rate. In this paper, based on designing phase rotation vectors in the time domain, a novel blind SLM method with low complexity is proposed to reduce the PAPR of OFDM signals. At the transmitter, the proposed method properly designs the phase rotation vectors in the time domain, which can be considered as an equivalent wireless channel without SI transmission. At the receiver, the effect of phase rotation vectors can be removed by the conventional channel estimation method, and the data demodulation processing can be easily performed by the frequency domain equalization. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme can achieve low complexity in PAPR reduction and has great robustness in bit error rate (BER) performance compared to the other low-complexity SLM PAPR schemes.