BER Performance of Single-Carrier Transmission With Frequency-Domain Equalization in a Channel Having Fractionally Spaced Time Delays
Source: TOHOKU ELECTRIC POWER
Recently, Single-Carrier transmission with Frequency-Domain Equalization (SC-FDE) is attracting attention since the good transmission performance is achieved in a severe frequency-selective fading channel. Most of studies on SC-FDE assumed a propagation channel having sample-spaced time delays. However, the real propagation channel has fractionally spaced time delays. Under such an environment, the Inter-Symbol Interference (ISI) is produced. In this paper, the authors examine, by computer simulation, the impact of fractionally spaced time delays on the Bit Error Rate (BER) performance of SC transmission in a frequency-selective Rayleigh fading channel and compare it with that of OFDM.