Volume 4 (2), December 2021, Pages 188-197

Imran Baig1, Umer Farooq2, Prajoona Valsalan1, Najam Ul Hasan1 and Manaf Zghaibeh1

1 Dhofar University, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman, {ibaig, pvalsalan, nulhasan, mzhbeigh}@du.edu.om

2 School of Engineering, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Multi-Carrier Waveform (MCW) modeling and design are envisioned as one of the most important and challenging for the 6th generation (6G) communication networks. In oppose to Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) waveforms, new and innovative design techniques for MCWs have been designed and proposed in recent literature because of their performance superiority. The typical OFDM waveforms have dominated the previous generation of communication systems and proven their potential in many real-time communication environments, but it may not be sufficient to meet the ambitious target of 6G communication systems. Hence, need for new solutions like flexible MCWs and relevant technological advancements in waveform design are needed. This paper proposes designing and evaluating a new MCW design to meet the 6G requirements for spectral efficiency, throughput, and overall system capacity. On the transmitter side, the MCW design proposed in this article employs power domain multiplexing, such as Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA), and phase-rotations of the input signal to the Universal Filtered Multi-Carriers (UFMC) modulations, where the Base-Station (BS) assigns different power levels to each user while using the same frequency resources. MATLAB® simulations were performed to assess the proposed MCW performance. Detailed simulation data are employed for comparative performance analysis of the proposed MCW. The results have shown the superior performance of the proposed MCW approach compared to the conventional 5th generation (5G) NOMA-UFMC waveform.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.32010/26166127.2021.




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