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Localized Mode DFT-S-OFDMA Implementation Using Frequency and Time Domain Interpolation

  • Ari Viholainen1Email author,
  • Tero Ihalainen1,
  • Mika Rinne2 and
  • Markku Renfors1
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20092009:750534

Received: 3 September 2008

Accepted: 12 March 2009

Published: 5 April 2009


This paper presents a novel method to generate a localized mode single-carrier frequency division multiple access (SC-FDMA) waveform. Instead of using DFT-spread OFDMA (DFT-S-OFDMA) processing, the new structure called SCiFI-FDMA relies on frequency and time domain interpolation followed by a user-specific frequency shift. SCiFI-FDMA can provide signal waveforms that are compatible to DFT-S-OFDMA. In addition, it provides any resolution of user bandwidth allocation for the uplink multiple access with comparable computational complexity, because the DFT is avoided. Therefore, SCiFI-FDMA allows a flexible choice of parameters appreciated in broadband mobile communications in the future.


Information TechnologyComputational ComplexityFrequency ShiftQuantum InformationMobile Communication

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland


© Ari Viholainen et al. 2009

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