Partial Fractional Fourier Transform (PFrFT)-OFDM for underwater acoustic communication

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Communication over doubly selective channels (both time and frequency selective) suffers from significant intercarrier interference (ICI). This problem is severe in underwater acoustic communications. In this paper, a new Partial Fractional Fourier (PFrFT) based orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OFDM) scenario is presented for dealing with such challenges. A band minimum mean square error (BMMSE) weight combining equalizer based on Least Square MINRES (LSMR) iterative algorithm is used in the proposed communication system. Simulation results demonstrate significant BER performance improvements (up to 8dB) over traditional orthogonal based methods and those considering Partial FFT demodulation, and Discrete Fractional Fourier Transform (DFrFT) with only a moderate computational complexity increase.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2015
Event23rd European Signal Processing Conference, 2015 (EUSIPCO 2015) - Nice, France
Duration: 31 Aug 20154 Sep 2015


Conference23rd European Signal Processing Conference, 2015 (EUSIPCO 2015)
Abbreviated titleEUSIPCO 2015


  • orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
  • OFDM
  • partial fractional fourier transform
  • PFrFT
  • branded mean square error
  • least square minres
  • LSMR


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