SIR Analysis of OFDM and GFDM Waveforms with Timing Offset, CFO and Phase Noise

Byungju Lim, Young-Chai Ko

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In this paper, we analyze the impacts of timing offset (TO), carrier frequency offset (CFO), and phase noise in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and generalized frequency division multiplexing (GFDM) waveforms. As TO can be classified into four cases depending on the direction of offset, we provide the analysis of signal-to-interference ratio (SIR) for each of the cases when phase noise and synchronization errors of the desired user occur in frequency selective channel. We also propose the receiver filter for GFDM systems that is optimized to maximize SIR with CFO in AWGN channel. Simulation results show that GFDM is more sensitive to CFO than OFDM. We also confirm that GFDM systems using proposed receiver filter are robust against CFO compared to conventional systems.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017 Aug 22


  • carrier frequency offset
  • filter design
  • Frequency division multiplexing
  • GFDM
  • OFDM
  • OFDM
  • Phase noise
  • phase noise
  • Robustness
  • SIR
  • Synchronization
  • synchronization
  • timing offset
  • Wireless communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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