The effects of modulation combination, target BER, doppler frequency, and adaptation interval on the performance of adaptive OFDM in broadband mobile channel

Chang Jun Ahn, Iwao Sasase

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OFDM is one of the promising modulation candidates for a fourth generation broadband mobile communication system because of its robustness against inter-symbol interference(ISI). Adaptive modulation scheme is also an efficient scheme to increase the transmission rate by changing the channel modulation scheme according to the estimated channel state information. Since its implementation depends on the channel environment of the system and control period by using feedback information, this paper presents an evaluation for the effects of various modulation scheme combination, target BER, Doppler frequency, and various adaptation interval as control period on the performance of adaptive OFDM. We also propose a predicted feedback information scheme which increases the adaptation interval using the predicted power estimation in order to reduce the transmission time of feedback information from receiver to transmitter. Computer simulation results show that the case with BPSK, QPSK and 16QAM modulation combination at target BER 10-2 achieves 2 Mbps improvement over other combination cases in high Doppler frequency. On the other hand, at target BER 10-3, the case with BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK and 16QAM modulation combination achieves 3 Mbps improvement compared to the case of target BER 10-2. It is also shown that the predicted feedback information scheme effectively reduces the transmission time of feedback information from the receiver to transmitter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-174
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb



  • Adaptive Modulation
  • Feedback Information(FBI)
  • Mean Least Square(MLS)
  • OFDM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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