Receiver-based recovery of clipped ofdm signals for papr reduction: A bayesian approach

Anum Ali, Abdullatif R. Al-Rabah, Mudassir Masood, Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri

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Clipping is one of the simplest peak-to-average power ratio reduction schemes for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). Deliberately clipping the transmission signal degrades system performance, and clipping mitigation is required at the receiver for information restoration. In this paper, we acknowledge the sparse nature of the clipping signal and propose a low-complexity Bayesian clipping estimation scheme. The proposed scheme utilizes a priori information about the sparsity rate and noise variance for enhanced recovery. At the same time, the proposed scheme is robust against inaccurate estimates of the clipping signal statistics. The undistorted phase property of the clipped signal, as well as the clipping likelihood, is utilized for enhanced reconstruction. Furthermore, motivated by the nature of modern OFDM-based communication systems, we extend our clipping reconstruction approach to multiple antenna receivers and multi-user OFDM.We also address the problem of channel estimation from pilots contaminated by the clipping distortion. Numerical findings are presented that depict favorable results for the proposed scheme compared to the established sparse reconstruction schemes.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1213-1224
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Access
StatePublished - Oct 16 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Computer Science
  • General Materials Science


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