Theoretical Analysis of BER Performance for Asynchronous FBMC Based Multi-cellular Networks with Non Linear Distortions

  • Brahim ElmaroudEmail author
  • Ahmed Faqihi
  • Mohammed Abbad
  • Driss Aboutajdine
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 366)


In this paper, we present a theoretical analysis of bit error rate (BER) for asynchronous filter bank multicarrier (FBMC) based multi-cellular networks in the presence of high power amplifiers (HPA) nonlinear distortion (NLD). A promising class of FBMC modulation called Cosine Modulated Multitone (CMT) is considered and the analytical BER is derived based on the signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR) of a cellular network consisting of one reference mobile user (MU), one reference base station (BS) and K interfering BSs. The proposed model is evaluated and it is found in very good agreement with simulation results.


Multi-cellular networks Filter bank multicarrier Timing offset HPA NLD Signal to interference plus noise ratio Bit error rate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brahim Elmaroud
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ahmed Faqihi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mohammed Abbad
    • 1
  • Driss Aboutajdine
    • 1
  1. 1.LRIT, Associated Unit to CNRST (URAC29), FSRMohammed V UniversityRabatMorocco
  2. 2.ENSIAS, Mohammed V UniversityRabatMorocco

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