The Joint Channel Coding and Pre-Distortion Technique on the USRP-Based MIMO-OFDM System

  • Melki Mario Gulo Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya
  • I Gede Puja Astawa Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya
  • Arifin Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya
  • Yoedy Moegiharto Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya
  • Hendy Briantoro Institut Teknologi Telkom Surabaya
Keywords: MIMO, OFDM, convolutional coding, USRP, pre-distortion


Modern wireless communication systems use orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), a multi-carrier modulation method that resists multipath channels and provides bandwidth efficiency. OFDM is generally used with a Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) system to boost diversity gain and channel capacity. MIMO-OFDM has several advantages, but its high PAPR value is a drawback. A non-linear high-power amplifier (HPA) can distort signals with high PAPR values. This issue can be resolved by employing predistortion, which compensates for nonlinear HPA. In addition to PD, channel coding can be used to improve the quality of systems with high PAPR values by adding redundant bits to the bits to be sent. In this paper, we report the experimental evaluations of the joint channel coding and pre-distortion (PD) technique on a 2x2 MIMO OFDM system using USRP hardware. The experiments are conducted in two scenarios: line-of-sight (LOS) and nonline-of-sight (NLOS) scenarios. The channel coding used in this scenario is convolutional code with code rates of 1/2, 2/3, and 3/4. From the results of the experiment, it can be seen that the system that uses PD combined with the convolution code produces better performance in the LOS and NLOS scenarios compared to the system without PD. In the LOS scenario, the use of PD can improve the SNR value of code rates 1/2, 2/3, and 3/4 by approximately 58.74%, 75.97%, and 96.20%. In the NLOS scenario, the use of PD can improve the SNR value of code rates 1/2, 2/3, and 3/4 by about 60.71%, 73.59%, and 71.84%. The measurement of the LOS scenario gives a better SNR value than the NLOS scenario, with a maximum SNR value of 30.86 dB, while the maximum SNR value of the NLOS scenario is 30.23 dB. This happened because the LOS scenario suffered minimal multipath fading compared to the NLOS scenario


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How to Cite
Gulo, M. M., Astawa, I. G. P., Arifin, Moegiharto, Y., & Briantoro, H. (2023). The Joint Channel Coding and Pre-Distortion Technique on the USRP-Based MIMO-OFDM System . Jurnal RESTI (Rekayasa Sistem Dan Teknologi Informasi), 7(4), 930 - 939.
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