Sensitivity of multiband ZP-OFDM ultra-wide-band and receivers to synchronization errors

Yi Zhou, Aydin I. Karsilayan, Erchin Serpedin

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This correspondence analyzes the sensitivity of multiband zero-padding (ZP) orthogonal-frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)-based ultra-wide-band receivers to carrier and sampling clock errors. Analytical expressions and numerical results for the power of intercarrier interference (ICI) and signal-to-interference-and-noise ratio (SINR) induced by imperfect carrier frequency and phase synchronization are presented and corroborated via computer simulations. It is found that the multiband zero-padding OFDM-based ultra-wide-band receivers are quite sensitive to carrier frequency errors but robust to sampling clock errors and small carrier phase offset errors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)729-734
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Carrier frequency
  • Carrier phase
  • Orthogonal-frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Sampling clock
  • Synchronization
  • Wide-band
  • Zero-padding (ZP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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