Comparative Study of the Performances of Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR) Reduction Techniques for Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Signals

  • Workineh Gebeye AberaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 244)


In this paper, two distortionless PAPR reduction techniques, Selected Mapping (SLM) and Partial Transmit Sequences (PTS), are compared in terms of PAPR reduction capability and computational complexity for equal number of candidate OFDM symbols. Using MATLAB simulation, it is shown that SLM outperforms PTS in PAPR reduction capability. For small values of the number of subblock partitions, the overall computational complexity of PTS is less than SLM. However, the required PAPR reduction level may not be achieved using small values of number of subblock partitions. Hence, for large values of number of subblock partitions used in PTS, the overall computational complexity of PTS is greater than SLM. In that case, SLM outperforms PTS both in PAPR reduction capability and computational complexity.


Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Peak-to-Average Power Ratio Selected Mapping Partial Transmit Sequence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AAiT, School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringAddis Ababa UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia

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