PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF SINGLE CARRIER FREQUENCY DOMAIN EQUILIZER (SC-FDE) OVER IMPULSIVE NOISE CHANNEL

Abstract

Impulsive noise is considered as one of the major source of disturbance in the state-of-the-art multicarrier (MC) communication systems. Therefore, several techniques are being constantly proposed to eliminate the effect of such noise. In this work, a time domain matrix interleaved is compiled with a single carrier frequency domain equalizer (SC-FDE) is proposed to reduce the deleterious effects of impulsive noise. A mathematical model for the proposed scheme is also presented in this paper. Simulation results show that the proposed technique superiors the interleaved multicarrier system where the proposed scheme can completely avoid the error floors not only at high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) but also at heavily distributed impulsive noise. The bit-error-rate (BER) of the alternative proposed scheme decreases as the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) increases whereas the BER of the standard system suffers from error-floors with a constant BER at about 10-3 for about 8 dB SNR for medium and heavily impulsive noise.