Index modulated OFDM with ICI self-cancellation

Yuke Li, Miaowen Wen, Xiang Cheng, Liu Qing Yang

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Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is prone to frequency offset which gives rise to intercarrier interference (ICI). Recently, a novel OFDM transmission scheme called OFDM with index modulation (IMOFDM) is proposed, which outperforms conventional OFDM in the absence of frequency offset. As in IM-OFDM, partial subcarriers are set to be idle by spatial modulation, the potential of IM-OFDM in ICI reduction is expected. In this paper, we find that this potential vanishes in some real scenarios with ICI, which leads to IM-OFDM exhibiting even worse performance than conventional OFDM. To improve this situation, a novel ICI cancellation scheme is designed, which integrates the ICI self-cancellation technique into the IM-OFDM framework. Via careful designs, the proposed scheme not only provides a solution to ICI problems of IM- OFDM, but also achieves an attractive tradeoff between the spectral efficiency and ICI cancellation performance of the system. Simulations validate that in the presence of carrier frequency offset (CFO), the proposed scheme significantly outperforms existing IM-OFDM and more importantly shows better performance than the conventional OFDM with ICI self-cancellation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509016983
StatePublished - Jul 5 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event83rd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2016 - Nanjing, China
Duration: May 15 2016May 18 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference83rd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2016

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