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Annals of Telecommunications 11-12/2009

Analytical EVM, BER, and TD performances of the OFDM systems in the presence of jointly nonlinear distortion and IQ imbalance

Hassan Zareian, Vahid Tabataba Vakili


The orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems are highly sensitive to the nonlinear distortions introduced by the high-power amplifier at the transmitter and to the in-phase and quadrature (IQ) imbalance of the down converter at the receiver. In this paper, the joint effects of these impairments on the performance of the OFDM systems with M signal points quadrature amplitude modulation (M-QAM) are investigated. Moreover, the analytical formulations for the error vector magnitude, the bit error rate, and the total degradation performances of the M-QAM-OFDM systems in additive white Gaussian noise channels as a function of the output back off and IQ imbalance parameters are derived. The computer simulation results confirm the accuracy and validity of our proposed analytical approach.

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