Evaluation of Waveforms for Mobile Radio Communications Above 6 GHz
Paper i 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

Jian Luo

Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf

Robin Gerzaguet


Hua Wang

Keysight Technologies

Xiaoming Chen

Qamcom Research and Technology

Yinan Qi

Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd

Nicolas Cassiau


Andreas Wolfgang

Qamcom Research and Technology

Jaakko Vihriälä

Nokia Bell Labs

Anastasios Kakkavas

Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf

Tommy Svensson

Signaler och system, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Kommunikationssystem

Jafar Mohammadi

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

Richard Weiler

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

Michael Dieudonne

Keysight Technologies

Hardy Halbauer

Nokia Corporation

Vicent Molés-Cases

Ericsson Research

Honglei Miao

Intel Deutschland GmbH

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

2166-0069 (ISSN)