Bit Rate Maximization for Multicast LP-OFDM Systems in PLC Context

Date Added: Oct 2009
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In this paper, the authors propose a new resource allocation algorithm based on linear precoding technique for multicast OFDM systems. Linear precoding technique applied to OFDM systems has already proved its ability to significantly increase the system throughput in a PowerLine Communication (PLC) context. Simulations through PLC channels show that this algorithm outperforms the classical multicast method (up to 7.3% bit rate gain) and gives better performance than the hierarchical data method in a realistic number of multicast users.