Quantitative Interference and Capacity Analysis of Broadband Multi-Hop Relaying Networks
Ahmed, Hassan A.
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This thesis analyzes the Bit Error Rate (BER) performance of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) systems in mobile multi-hop relaying channels. We consider the uplink scenario and quantify the effects of mobile channel impairments such as Doppler Shift due to user mobility per hop, high-power amplifier distortions when amplifying the transmitted/relayed OFDM symbol per hop, as well as the cumulative effects of these impairments over multi-hop relaying channels. It is shown that the resulting inter-carrier interference (ICI) due to the cumulative effects of the phase noise generated by these impairments per hop becomes very significant in a multi-hop relaying communication system, and severely degrades the BER performance of the system. Simulation results agree well with, and validate the analysis.