Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) implementation as part of a software devined radio (SDR) environment
Thesis (MScEng (Electrical and Electronic Engineering))--University of Stellenbosch, 2005.
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (ODFM) has gained considerable attention the past couple of years. In our modern world the need for faster data transmission is never-ending. OFDM modulation provides us with a way of more densely packing modulated carriers in the frequency domain than other existing Frequency Multiplexing schemes, thus achieving higher data rates through communications channels. Software Defined Radio (SDR) creates a very good entry point for designing any communications system. SDR is an architecture that aims to minimise hardware components in electronic communications circuits by doing all possible processing in the software domain. Such systems have many advantages over existing hardware implementations and can be executed on various platforms and embedded systems, given that the appropriate analogue front ends are attached to the system.