You are on page 1of 3
CHAPTER 1 ‘The industrial implementation of IEEE 802.1 and IEEE 802.16 standards are referred to as WiFi and WiMAX, respectively. Together, WiMAX and WiFi are ideal partners for service providers to deliver convenient, affordable mobile broadband Internet services in more places. Both are open IEEE wireless standards built from the ground up for Intemet Protocol (IP)-based applications and services. WiFi has accelerated the network deployment for providing high transmission rate in limited geographical coverage. While WiMAX offers more flexibility in maintaining the technology’s data rate and transmission range. The limited coverage range of WiFi makes it difficult to meet the future ubiquitous networks need while WiMAX can provide high speed Internet access in wide area. A natural trend is the combination of IEEE 802.16 and IEEE 802.11 to create a complete wireless solution for delivering high speed Internet access to businesses, homes and hotspots 1.2 Dissertation Objective ‘The aims and objectives of this dissertation are as follows * To find the reason why SC-FDMA is opted for LTE’s uplink rather than OFDMA for the system multiple access method + To investigate the operations of both OFDMA and SC-FDMA, through their respective modulation techniques which are OFDM and SC-FDE, + To create an analytical model by developing Matlab simulation for comparing both PAPR values. 1.3 Methodology To accomplish the objectives of this dissertation, there are research methodologies that have been adopted to ease the process of completion, Firstly, a literature review on LTE background is carried out by referring to all available references on the web, and also from 3GPP websites that provides the system’s full specifications and requirements. A study on OFDM, OFDMA, SC-FDMA, SC-FDE are being camied out to give a better understanding on later part of comparing these two. Finally, Matlab software is used as a tool to demonstrate the PAPI calculation for both multiple access methods, and hence assessment for the performance is made 1.4 Dissertation structure This dissertation is structured into 5 chapters which related to each other. In Chapter 2, it discusses on the literature review which comprises a review on LTE specification and requirements from 3GPP, OFDMA and SC-FDMA definition details, and also PAPR review that is essential in understanding the reasoning behind this study. For chapter 3, it presents the system analysis and formulations for the OFDMA and SC-FDMA. The results for both schemes are discussed and compared in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 concludes this dissertation, along with some suggestions for future work.