PAPR Reduction using selective mapping scheme in universal filtered multicarrier waveform

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Şimşir Ş., Taşpınar N.

International Advanced Researches and Engineering Journal, vol.4, no.3, pp.233-238, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


In this paper, the selective mapping (SLM) technique possessing the powerful and distortionless peak to average power ratio (PAPR) reduction capability was employed in universal filtered multicarrier (UFMC) waveform that is considered as one of the most promising fifth generation (5G) waveform candidates in order to provide a solution to the PAPR issue encountered in the related waveform. Owing to our SLM-based PAPR reduction implementation performed by employing the SLM scheme between the quadrate amplitude modulation (QAM) mapping and bandwidth-subdivision operations at the transmitter side, successful PAPR reduction results were achieved in a straightforward and effective manner. In the simulations, the effect of the related way of SLM application on alleviating the PAPR and spectral leakages of the UFMC signal amplified via the solid state power amplifier (SSPA) was investigated for various number of phase factor combinations. Besides, the impact of SLM on the bit error rate (BER) of the UFMC waveform was analyzed for varied values of SSPA parameters called smoothness (p) and input back off (IBO) controlling the linearity and operation point of the SSPA, respectively.