Adaptive Modulation for OFDM Systems
Source: Multimedia University
The goal for the Fourth Generation (4G) of mobile communications system is to seamlessly integrate a wide variety of communication services such as high-speed data, video and multimedia traffic as well as voice signals. One of the promising approaches to 4G is Adaptive OFDM (AOFDM). In AOFDM, adaptive transmission scheme is employed according to channel fading condition with OFDM to improve the performance. In this paper, the authors have considered only adaptive modulation. First they have investigated the OFDM system performance of uncoded adaptive modulation using Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) and Phase Shift Keying (PSK). To further enhance the system, they employ convolutional coding to OFDM system.