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4x4 Time-Domain MIMO encoder with OFDM Scheme in WIMAX Context

Mohamed Messaoudi, Majdi Benzarti, Salem Hasnaoui


The Standard Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) offers the opportunity to develop applications that require more bandwidth and increased communication up to 50 km. Through literature reviews, the coding block is done in the frequency domain of the OFDM chain in a wireless communication system. This solution offers outstanding performance within the meaning of binary error rate and throughput. We propose to design a Simulink model of 4x4 OFDM transmission chain for WIMAX context and using a coding block in the temporal domain to test system performance and compare it to the one used in the frequency domain .We use the IEEE 802.16 standard [1] for the construction of the OFDM symbol, the generation of the preamble and the choice of the cyclic prefix length. Our choice is situated to test the performances of the system when the coding block is in the temporal domain. Our simulated chain offers a slightly better performance than the chain where the MIMO encoder is located in the frequency domain. This approach provides the ability to expand the number of transmitting antennas without revising all of the calculations.


MIMO Encoder; WIMA; ODFM; BER; SNR (Eb/No); IFFT/FFT; performance

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