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Multicarrier modulation for HF communications

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Military Communications and Information Systems (ICMCIS)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781509017775
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Military Communications and Information Systems - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 23 May 201624 May 2017


ConferenceInternational Conference on Military Communications and Information Systems


High-frequency (HF) communications can be flexibly realized using multicarrier modulation techniques. This paper compares the performance of three widely utilized MCM techniques, namely, orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), filter bank multicarrier/offset-QAM (FBMC/OQAM), and filtered multitone (FMT) in HF communications. The performance of these systems is simulated using commonly adopted HF-channel models. It is shown that the simulated uncoded bit-error rate of OFDM is slightly better than that of FBMC/OQAM and FMT. However, with pilot based channel estimation FMT outperforms FBMC/OQAM and OFDM systems in achievable coded frame error rate in case of selective channel models.

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