Multicarrier systems based on multistage layered IFFT structure

Jian A. Zhang, Lin Luo, Xiaojing Huang

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This letter extends our previous work on layered inverse Fast Fourier Transform (IFFT) structure to a multistage layered IFFT structure where data symbols can input at different stages of the IFFT. We first show that part of the IFFT in the transmitter of an OFDM system can be shifted to the receiver, while a conventional one-tap frequency-domain equalizer is still applicable. We then propose two IFFT split schemes based on decimation-in-time and decimation-in-frequency IFFT algorithms to enable interference-free symbol recovery with simple linear equalizers. Applications of the proposed schemes in multiple access communications are investigated. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed schemes in improving bit-error-rate performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6515613
Pages (from-to)665-668
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • IFFT
  • multicarrier systems


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