SparSig Sparse Signal Processing in Wireless Communication

Downsampling of DFT Precoded Signals for the AWGN Channel

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In this paper we propose and analyze a method for downsampling DFT precoded signals. Since the symbols (in frequency) are in the constellation set, which is a subset of the entire complex plane, it is possible to detect N symbols from the DFT precoded signal when transmitting symbols, where is not too small. We build our analysis on so-called simple vectors, and show that it is possible to detect in the noise-less case with high probability down to approximately for BPSK and for QPSK. We develop extensions from the noise-less to the noisy case, and propose two different detectors for the AWGN channel. Simulations show that using the two proposed detectors in the AWGN channel, we observe empirically a phase transition at M approximately for QPSK. Further, it is shown how downsampled QPSK signals can achieve the same BER and data rate as 8PSK at a lower signal-to-noise-ratio per information bit.

Paper published at IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, 2012.

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