Enhanced Performance of Amplify and Forward Cooperative OFDM System in a Hostile Environment

  • Hussein A. Leftah Electrical Power Department, Basra Engineering Technical College (BETC), Southern Technical University, Basrah/ Iraq
Keywords: Cooperative OFDM (CO-OFDM), Bit error rate (BER), Amplify and forward (AF), Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), Zero-Forcing equalizer (ZF)

Abstract

This paper introduces a cooperative orthogonal frequency division multiplexing  (CO-OFDM) based on   amplify  and  forward (AF) relay  and  utilizing  a  fast  low  complexity  T-transform  as  a  subcarriers  modulation scheme. The proposed cooperative system is developed by changing the modulation/demodulation algorithms which significantly enhanced the immunity of the system to deep notches of the multipath channels. Thereafter, the paper presents a mathematical analytic model for the proposed amplify and forward CO-T-OFDM scheme. The use of T-transform in the transceiver of the proposed system enhances the signal diversity. Therefore, the presented AF cooperative system is efficient in enhancing the signal diversity, mitigating the effects of multipath fading channels and achieving more reliable bit-error-rate (BER) performance than the state-of-the-art cooperative system. It also moderates the peaks power of the signal. The BER of the developed AF cooperative system is evaluated by Monte Carlo simulation over frequency-selective multipath channels when AF relay is used, and compared with the BER performance of the standard AF cooperative system. The results show that the developed AF cooperative technology achieves better BER than the classic CO-OFDM under different transmission scenarios.  
Published
2019-04-16
Section
Articles