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Block-windowed burst OFDM: a high-efficiency multicarrier technique

Teles, J. F. T. ; Bento, P. ; Gomes, M. ; Dinis, R. ; Silva, V.

Electronics Letters Vol. 50, Nº 23, pp. 1757 - 1759, November, 2014.

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ISSN (online): 0013-5194

Journal Impact Factor: 0,930 (in 2014)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1049/el.2014.2522

A block-windowed burst orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) technique which is a multicarrier technique with power spectral density similar to the filtered OFDM approach, since it also employs smoother, non-rectangular windows, is presented. However, it does not need a cyclic prefix, which means the overall power and spectral efficiencies are higher. An appropriate receiver for typical time-dispersive channels, allowing 2 dB of gain relatively conventional OFDM schemes is also presented.