Efficient PAPR Reduction in DCT-SCFDMA System Based on Absolute Exponential Companding Technique with Pulse Shaping

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3449-3463
Journal / PublicationWireless Personal Communications
Issue number3
Online published1 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017


Discrete Cosine Transform based Single carrier frequency division multiple access (DCT-SCFDMA) is a prominent technique for providing high data rates in multimedia services. It also provides high Quality of Service to the users by mitigating the fading of signals. But High peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) is a technical challenge which reduces the efficiency of RF power amplifiers. In this article, a novel joint scheme of PAPR reduction method is proposed and analyzed based on pulse shaping and absolute exponential companding (AEXP) technique. Our method proposes the use of standard raised cosine filter and square root raised cosine filter along with the AEXP companding process separately in DCT-SCFDMA system for different subcarrier mapping techniques e.g. interleaved frequency division multiple access and localized frequency division multiple access. Through extensive simulations, the numerical analysis presents that proposed architecture achieves significant improvements over the existing standard pulse shaping methods when used alone in DCT-SCFDMA system as far as the lowest PAPR is concerned.

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