Advances of Science and Technology. 6th EAI International Conference, ICAST 2018, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, October 5-7, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

Comparative Study of Modulation Techniques for 5G Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-15357-1_41,
        author={Getachew Geleta and Dereje Molla and Kinde Fante},
        title={Comparative Study of Modulation Techniques for 5G Networks},
        proceedings={Advances of Science and Technology. 6th EAI International Conference, ICAST 2018, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, October 5-7, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ICAST},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={5G FBMC UFMC},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-15357-1_41}
    }
    
  • Getachew Geleta
    Dereje Molla
    Kinde Fante
    Year: 2019
    Comparative Study of Modulation Techniques for 5G Networks
    ICAST
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-15357-1_41
Getachew Geleta1,*, Dereje Molla1,*, Kinde Fante2,*
  • 1: Hawassa University
  • 2: Jimma University
*Contact email: getachewaman21@gmail.com, desperansa@gmail.com, Kinde.anlay@ju.edu.et

Abstract

Fifth Generation (5G) communication systems applications are expected to use or require lower latency, higher data rates, and efficient spectrum usage which are impacted by the adopted modulation scheme. Thus, proper selection and usage of efficient modulation scheme is crucial. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) suffers from high peak to average power ratio, which results in low efficiency of power amplifier and increases the battery consumption. Moreover, the OFDM spectrum has high out of band side lobes or side lobe leakage causing problem of low spectral efficiency. So, to overcome some of these drawbacks new modulation techniques for 5G communication systems such as Generalized Frequency Division Multiplexing (GFDM), filtered – OFDM (f-OFDM), Universal Filtered Multi-Carrier (UFMC), Filter Bank Multi-Carrier (FBMC) are considered. In this paper, we perform the comparative study of UFMC and FBMC in terms of Spectral Efficiency (SE) and Power Spectral Density (PSD). Simulations were done to evaluate the performance variation that can be achieved by varying the parameters of these modulation techniques, such as filter length, burst duration and overlapping factor. Our simulation results show that, FBMC has better SE for large burst durations whereas UFMC is better for small burst durations. In terms of PSD, FBMC has lower side lobe than UFMC. This implies that FBMC is more preferable to minimize the inter symbol interference and inter carrier interference.