Performance of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing in a High Noise, Low Signal-to-Noise Ratio Environment With Co-Channel Interference
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing OFDM is fast becoming the signal modulation technique of choice for many commercial and military wireless applications. Its resilience to cochannel interference and bandwidth efficiency make it ideal for many different applications. With its increasing popularity among disparate facets of society, it becomes likelier that enemy militaries andor nonmilitary combatants will utilize the technique or a system that uses the technique. In light of this development, the need to develop techniques and algorithms to enable detection becomes apparent. This thesis will attempt to develop a model for OFDM and measure its performance in a multipath, outdoor environment with low signal-to-noise ratio, high noise and cochannel interference. Because of the unpredictability of the outdoor environment and the proliferation of various OFDM standards, the simulation will utilize only one algorithm for modeling outdoor environments and the IEEE 802.11a standard.
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