Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
In this paper LDS-OFDM is introduced as an uplink multicarrier multiple access scheme. LDS-OFDM uses Low Density Signature (LDS) structure for spreading the symbols in frequency domain. This technique benefits from frequency diversity besides its ability of supporting parallel data streams up to 400% more than the number of subcarriers (overloaded condition). The performance of LDS-OFDM is evaluated and compared with conventional OFDMA systems over multipath fading channel. Monte Carlo based simulations for various loading conditions indicate significant performance improvement over OFDMA system.