On the Use of Multiple Grossly Nonlinear Amplifiers for an Efficient Amplification of OQAM Signals with FDE Receivers
On the Use of Multiple Grossly Nonlinear Amplifiers for an Efficient Amplification of OQAM Signals with FDE Receivers, Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Fall, San Francisco, California, United States, Vol. I, pp. 1 - 5, September, 2011.
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This paper considers the use of several grossly nonlinear amplifiers for an efficient amplification of Mary-OQAM signals (Offset Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) with FDE (Frequency Domain Equalization) and the impact of phase and gain unbalance between different amplifiers. It is shown that for some 16-QOQAM signals it is possible to employ two grossly nonlinear amplifiers to perform an amplification that is formally equivalent to a linear amplification. However, the phase and gain of these amplifiers need to be carefully selected, since we can only accept gain errors below 10% and phase errors below 0.1 rad (roughly 6 degrees).