Parallel packet transmission based on OFDM

Xiaojing Huang*, Y. Jay Guo

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This paper proposes a parallel packet transmission (PPT) scheme based on orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). The principle of the PPT scheme is to divide a packet into a number of smaller parallel packets, and transmit each smaller packet over an individual subcarrier of the OFDM symbols instead of spreading the data bits in a packet across a number of different subcarriers. It is proved theoretically that the proposed PPT scheme has higher average throughput than the conventional serial packet transmission without precoding. Furthermore, simulation results show that the OFDM system with PPT outperforms the precoded OFDM system with minimum mean squared error equalization in both uncoded and coded cases in terms of average throughput. The PPT scheme provides an alternative and simpler means to combat frequency-selective fading.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2009 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPistacaway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781424429486
ISBN (Print)9781424429479
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2009 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 5 Apr 20098 Apr 2009


Other2009 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2009


  • Frequency-selective fading
  • Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Parallel packet transmission
  • Throughput


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