Definition of efficient PAPR in OFDM

D. Wulich
2005 IEEE Communications Letters  
A high PAPR is a main drawback of OFDM. There are many methods for reducing the PAPR with an ultimate goal of reducing the PAPR as much as possible. It is shown that if, among other factors, the power efficiency-PAPR relationship of the power amplifier is also taken into account, then there exists a PAPR level for which the BER reaches a minimal value. This PAPR may be used as a definition of an efficient PAPR. The efficient PAPR is not necessary the lowest possible value of PAPR. Index
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doi:10.1109/lcomm.2005.1506718 fatcat:xvjypqpwvzft7mksxkrvs2ungm