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On the Use of Multiple Grossly Nonlinear Amplifiers for an Efficient Amplification of OQAM Signals with FDE Receivers

Luzio, M. ; Dinis, R. ; Montezuma, P. M.

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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Abstract
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).