Iterative estimation and cancellation of clipping noise for OFDM signals

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Clipping is an efficient and simple method to reduce the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signals. However, clipping causes distortion and out-of-band radiation. In this letter, a novel iterative receiver is proposed to estimate and cancel the distortion caused by clipping noise. The proposed method is applied to clipped and filtered OFDM signals. It is shown by simulation that for an IEEE 802.11a typical scenario the system performance can be restored to within 1 dB of the nonclipped case with only moderate complexity increase and with no bandwidth expansion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-307
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Clipping noise
  • Iterative method
  • Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)


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