Introduction to CPM-SC-FDMA – A Novel Multiple-Access Power-Efficient Transmission Scheme
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2011

This paper presents a novel multiple-access modulation scheme which combines key characteristics of single carrier frequency division multiple access (SC-FDMA) with continuous phase modulation (CPM) in order to generate a power efficient waveform. CPM-SC-FDMA is developed based upon the observation that the samples from a CPM waveform may be treated as “data symbols” taken from a constant-envelope encoder. As with any encoder output, these samples may be DFT-precoded and transmitted using SC-FDMA. Having originated from a constant envelope CPM waveform, CPM-SC-FDMA can potentially retain much of the power efficiency of CPM—thus resulting in a lower peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) than conventional SC-FDMA. In this paper, we account for the information rate, memory, power efficiency, bit error rate (BER) performance and spectral occupancy of CPM-SC-FDMA and we also provide a detailed numerical comparison with a commensurate convolutionally encoded QPSK-SC-FDMA scheme. Finally, we show a CPM-SC-FDMA scheme that provides an overall gain of up to 4 dB relative to the CC-QPSK-SC-FDMA scheme over a frequency-selective channel.

coded modulation

power efficiency

Multiple access


Marilynn P. Wylie-Green


Erik S. Perrins

University of Kansas

Tommy Svensson

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

IEEE Transactions on Communications

0090-6778 (ISSN)

Vol. 59 7 1904-1915 5952310


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