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A Review on OFDM and PAPR Reduction Techniques

Arun Kumar1 and Manisha Gupta1
  • 1 JECRC University, India


OFDM is a multi carrier transmission technique where a single set of data is transmitted over a number of sub-carrier. OFDM takes the advantage of multi-path propagation and reduces the fading effect. The idea of OFDM is to split the total transmission bandwidth into a number of orthogonal subcarriers which reduces the inter-symbol-interference, power consumption and increases the capacity and efficiency of the system. Peak-Average-Power-Ratio (PAPR) is one of the dis-advantage of OFDM which reduces the efficiency of system. In first part of this review, We have describe the OFDM characteristics of signals and its designing by combining the different block and in next part of this work, we have consider the PAPR effect in OFDM signals and have compared and review a several PAPR Reduction Techniques. The aim of this article is to provide a comprehensive detail about the implementation of an OFDM System and to study the different PAPR reduction techniques.

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 8 No. 2, 2015, 202-209


Submitted On: 15 October 2014 Published On: 4 June 2015

How to Cite: Kumar, A. & Gupta, M. (2015). A Review on OFDM and PAPR Reduction Techniques. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 8(2), 202-209.

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