Simulation of coded multiuser OFDM downlink.

: Dunia Fouad Farouk Al-Niamey
Dr. Ra'ad S. Fyath

Abstract: The orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) scheme adopts orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) subcarriers, which are particularly suited for transmition over broadband frequency selection channels, to support multiusers. The scheme considered usually assigns a subset of subcarriers to each user and adopted adaptive techniques for the allocation of available resources/subcarriers according to the channel state information (CSI) estimated at the transmitter using a reverse link. This thesis proposed three coded multiuser OFDM schemes based on spreading the data of each user over all subcarriers without CSI at the transmitter. The idea behind these schemes is to split the OFDM transceiver into two stages: one common to all users while the other consists of identical parallel units with each unit is used to process the data related to an individual user. The two stages are separated by a multiplexer/demultiplexer unit whose position can be chosen to yield different schemes. The three schemes considered here are: user multiplexed scheme, inner coded multiplexing scheme, and mapper multiplexing scheme. The proposed schemes implemented are using MATLAB simulink (version 7) to investigate their performance under different operating conditions related to number of users, Rayleigh fading channel, and serial concatenated codes. The results are compared with those related to two conventional schemes, subcarrier mapping scheme and outer coded multiplexing scheme. The simulation results indicate that the proposed user multiplexing scheme may offer performance as high as that offered by the conventional outer coded multiplexing scheme but with reduced number of equipments