Digital Chunk Processing with Orthogonal GFDM Doubles Wireless Channel Capacity

Mohammad Kadhum*, Triantafyllos Kanakis, Ali Al-Sherbaz, Robin Crockett

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A novel physical layer (PHY) transmission technique for increasing the channel capacity of transmission, termed as Orthogonal Generalized Frequency Division Multiplexing (OGFDM), has been proposed, investigated and evaluated in this paper. A combination of the Digital Hilbert Filter (DHF) with Generalized Frequency Division Multiplexing (GFDM) has been shown to double wireless channel capacity for each transmitted frequency sub-carrier at acceptable Bit Error Rate (BER) limits. By making use of the great properties of Hilbert transforms, orthogonality is achieved between the traditionally non-orthogonal GDFM subcarriers improving the BER and wireless channel capacity of the transmission. The OGFDM seems to combine the attributes of GFDM and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) in one sustainable system. The proposed solution achieves orthogonality between the filters of adjacent frequencies of subcarriers instead of between the frequencies of subcarriers themselves. Also, an OGFDM system model is presented, based on which, the relation between the main filter parameters and the system BER and channel capacity performance is specified in a wireless electrical back-to-back transmission system. Finally, by means of simulations, the impact of applying the proposed advanced filters on the aggregated system performance of the BER and channel capacity is shown in an Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN) wireless channel.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience and Information Conference (SAI) 2018
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
EditorsKohei Arai, Supriya Kapoor, Rahul Bhatia
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783030011772
ISBN (Print)9783030011765
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Nov 2018
Event2018 Computing Conference - Holiday Inn London - Regent's Park, Carburton St, Fitzrovia, London , United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jul 201812 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing


Conference2018 Computing Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • Generalized Frequency Division Multiplexing (GFDM)
  • Digital Hilbert Filter (DHF)
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Wireless channel
  • Orthogonal Generalized Frequency Division Multiplexing (OGFDM)


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