Performance Trade-off Investigation of B-IFDMA
Paper in proceedings, 2009
A performance trade-off investigation is carried out between different possible uplink multiple access schemes, that are based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), for International Mobile Telecommunication (IMT) Advanced systems. Between the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) precoded systems with different subcarrier allocation mappings and systems lacking DFT-precoders, Block Interleaved Frequency Division Multiple Access (B-IFDMA) is shown to provide a good trade-off between the frequency diversity collected, envelope properties achieved, and channel estimation performance compared to the other mapping schemes. The schemes are analyzed in the presence of the different possible modules which include equalizers, modulators, interleavers, and channel codes. In particular, robust codes such as Turbo codes are able to collect the diversity provided by such schemes, and B-IFDMA systems is shown to be able to beat the other systems in bit error rate (BER) performance terms.