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Power Efficient Back-Off Reduction through Polyphase Filtering Magnitude Modulation

Gomes, M. ; Silva, V. ; Cercas, Cercas, F. ; Tomlinson, M.

IEEE Communications Letters Vol. 13, Nº 8, pp. 606 - 608, August, 2009.

ISSN (print): 1089-7798
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Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,89 (in 2009)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/LCOMM.2009.082112

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A multistage polyphase magnitude modulation (MPMM) technique is proposed for single carrier (SC) modulations, to efficiently reduce the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of the bandwidth limited signal resulting from root-raised cosine (RRC) filtering. We show that the application of back-off to the transmitter high-power amplifier (HPA), in order to avoid nonlinear distortion and thus spectral regrowth, can be almost eliminated, even at very low roll-off values, leading to system’s high power efficiency. We also show that noise sensitivity due to MPMM is considerably minimized by improving the initial receiver’s soft-decoding estimates, based on the average positions of the MPMM constellation symbols.