Spectral Mask Compliance and Amplifier Nonlinearity in Single Carrier and OFDM Systems

Koken, Erman
Yılmaz, Ali Özgür
In this paper we investige the comparative merits of two transmission techniques, OFDM and single carrier, with respect to spectral mask compliance when a nonlinear amplifier is utilized in transmission. Two different nonlinear power amplifier models are used for analyzing the behavior of the two techniques in terms of average transmitted power and distortion.