Date Added: Mar 2012
In this paper, the authors propose a simple technique for the reduction of high Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR), based on clipping and differential scaling, in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) systems. In this technique, the amplitude of complex OFDM signal is clipped and then scaled in such a way so that the PAPR is reduced without causing much degradation in Bit Error Rate (BER). They have determined the threshold values for clipping and scaling using Monte Carlo Simulations. They have presented PAPR and BER of the system considered using simulations for QPSK constellation. They have also compared the performance of the proposed PAPR reduction technique with the performance of the existing techniques.