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Title: Quantitative Interference and Capacity Analysis of Broadband Multi-Hop Relaying Networks
Authors: AHMED, Hassan A

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Keywords: mobile multi-hop relaying
OFDM systems
amplify-and-forward relaying
broadband wireless access
Issue Date: 2011
Series/Report no.: Canadian theses
Abstract: 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.
Description: Thesis (Ph.D, Electrical & Computer Engineering) -- Queen's University, 2011-05-05 15:15:39.576
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1974/6503
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