Evaluation of Waveforms for Mobile Radio Communications Above 6 GHz
Paper in proceeding, 2016

This paper provides a high level comparison of several multi-carrier and single-carrier waveforms based on the evaluations performed in mmMAGIC project. The waveforms are assessed for the performance indicators that are relevant to mobile radio communication above 6 GHz, specially the millimeter wave frequencies. The evaluations are performed in mmMAGIC waveform simulators under common assumptions on carrier frequencies, waveform parameters, channel and impairment models. The evaluation results reveal that OFDM is suitable for above 6 GHz communication. For above ↑30 GHz communication, OFDM with PAPR reduction and DFTS-OFDM are both promising options. Moreover, some potential enhancements to OFDM (use of window/pulse shape, subband filters, unique word, zero tailing), parametrization of FBMC, and constrained envelop continuous phase modulation for above 6 GHz communication have been discussed.


Ali Zaidi

Ericsson Research AB

Jian Luo


Robin Gerzaguet

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Hua Wang

Keysight Technologies Denmark

Xiaoming Chen

Qamcom Research & Technology

Yinan Qi


Nicolas Cassiau

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Andreas Wolfgang

Qamcom Research & Technology

Jaakko Vihriälä


Anastasios Kakkavas


Tommy Svensson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

Jafar Mohammadi

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

Richard Weiler

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

Michael Dieudonne

Keysight Technologies Denmark

Hardy Halbauer


Vicent Molés-Cases

Ericsson Research AB

Honglei Miao

Intel Deutschland GmbH

2016 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps), 4-8 Dec. 2016

2166-0069 (ISSN)

Millimetre-Wave Based Mobile Radio Access Network for Fifth Generation Integrated Communications (mmMAGIC)

European Commission (EC) (EC/H2020/671650), 2015-07-01 -- 2017-06-30.

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