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Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems avoid the effect of multipath fading by absorbing delayed waves into guard interval. But as the effect of delayed waves over guard interval becomes stronger, it causes the bit error rate (BER) performance in OFDM systems to be more degraded. This paper proposes the approximate derivation method of the BER in DQPSK/OFDM systems over frequency selective fading channels. In this study, we will derive the approximate equation of the BER with differential coding/differential detection in the time domain. We confirm that the BER derived from the proposed approximate equation coincides with that by computer simulation even when such parameters as the Doppler frequency shift, the delay spread, the Rician factor and so on are varied.
Wireless Communications and Networking, 2003. WCNC 2003. 2003 IEEE (Volume:3 )
Date of Conference: 20-20 March 2003