A Comprehensive Performance Analysis of MIMO-OFDM Technology Using Different MIMO Configurations and M-QAM Modulation Schemes for LTE Cellular Network

  •  Jobaida Akhtar    
  •  Mohammad Istiaque Reja    
  •  Md. Al Amin    
  •  Md. Sahidur Rahman    


MIMO-OFDM (Multiple Input Multiple Output-Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) uses multiple antennas at transmitter and receiver side to facilitate high throughput performance without needing additional bandwidth or transmission power. But frequency synchronization, Inter Carrier Interference (ICI) minimization and antenna diversity are the main challenges for MIMO-OFDM wireless technology. In this paper, a MIMO-OFDM hybrid model is designed with proper frequency synchronization and antenna diversity that minimizes ICI with improved signal strength. Using the model a comprehensive analysis in terms of Bit Error Rate (BER) performance with respect to Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) and Bit Rate for different M-ary QAM modulation schemes and different MIMO configurations are presented over Rayleigh fading and AWGN channel. After an extensive analysis, it is found that the propose OFDM scheme shows better Bit Error rate (BER) performance for 64-QAM than any other M-ary QAM modulation schemes and the optimum MIMO configuration for this good quality performance is found to be 3×2 configuration.

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