New Multi-Carrier Candidate Waveform For the 5G Physical Layer of Wireless Mobile Networks

Mohammad Kadhum*

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In this paper, a new multi-carrier candidate waveform for the future generation of mobile (5G) is introduced, explored and evaluated. The newly developed design of the Orthogonal Generalized Frequency division multiplexing (OGFDM) can improve the performance in terms of the channel capacity and Bit Error Rate (BER) for the wireless transmission of the multi-carrier system. In addition, compared to the most candidate waveform, Generalized Frequency Division Multiplexing (GFDM), the innovative multi-carrier OGFDM can double, boost and even maximize the capacity of wireless channel at the acceptable level of the BER. This is essentially achieved due to major adaptations have been made on the Filtration level, Oversampling level and Modulation level of the currently recommended GFDM. Thus, depending on the Digital Hilbert Filter (DHF), the presented solution can attain the orthogonality between the un-orthogonal filtered subcarriers of the multi-carrier GFDM technique. Moreover, by utilizing an adjustable oversampling factor, the examined system can stay reliable even in the worst conditions of the wireless channel. Furthermore, employing the adaptive bit loading instead of the fixed modulation format, the announced waveform can reach the maximum rate of transmission with the venial limit of error. The main parameters of each promoted level are precisely specified in accordance with the optimum system performance. Besides, the different levels of the multi-carrier OGFDM are presented in the physical layer (PHY) of a wireless electrical back-to-back transceiver system. A MATLAB simulation was introduced to evaluate the system performance (BER & channel capacity) in presence of the Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Wireless Days (WD)
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2019
EventIEEE Conference, Wireless Days 2019 - ,Manchester, UK,
Duration: 24 Apr 201926 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameIFIP Wireless Days


ConferenceIEEE Conference, Wireless Days 2019


  • Wireless communication
  • Multicarrier OGFDM
  • Wireless mobile networks
  • 5G mobile communication
  • AWGN channels
  • Channel capacity
  • Digital filters
  • Error statistics
  • OFDM modulation
  • Radio transceivers
  • Wireless channels
  • Interference


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