Articles | Volume 3
Adv. Radio Sci., 3, 265–270, 2005
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-3-265-2005
Adv. Radio Sci., 3, 265–270, 2005
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-3-265-2005

  12 May 2005

12 May 2005

Robustness of IFDMA as Air Interface Candidate for Future High Rate Mobile Radio Systems

T. Frank1, A. Klein1, E. Costa2, and E. Schulz2 T. Frank et al.
  • 1TU Darmstadt, Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Merckstr. 25, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany
  • 2Siemens AG, Sankt-Martin-Str. 76, 81541 München, Germany

Abstract. The Interleaved Frequency Division Multiple Access (IFDMA) scheme is a candidate for next generation mobile radio systems. IFDMA is based on compression, repetition and subsequent user dependent frequency shift of a modulated signal. As in OFDMA, multiple access is enabled by the assignment of overlapping but mutually orthogonal subcarriers to each user. It provides various advantages such as low peak to average power ratio, orthogonality of the signals of different users even for transmission over a time dispersive channel and low complexity. However, IFDMA is sensitive to frequency offsets. In this paper, a derivation of IFDMA based on a generalised OFDMA signal model with specific precoding and specific subcarrier allocation is presented. Moreover, simulation results showing the robustness properties of IFDMA against frequency errors are given.