Performance of OFDM-Based WiMAX System Using Cyclic Prefix


The WiMax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a technology in broadband wireless access, which employs OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) as an alternative transmission to enable high speed data in communication system. This research aim is to analyze the performance system of the OFDM-Based WiMAX, which used the cyclic prefix. The model was designed in four schemes of simulation method, the BPSK (Binary Phase Shift Keying, QPSK (Quadrature Phase Shift Keying), 16 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) and 64 QAM. Each scheme was investigated BER (Bit Error Rate) on AWGN (Additive White Gaussian Noise) channel and multipath Rayleigh fading channel, which had applied the cyclic prefix. By simulation of the cyclic prefix was produced the modulation measurement of the BPSK, QPSK, 16 and 64 QAM. The performance result of Eb/No 15 dB was obtained the BER of BPSK and QPSK of 1.11E-11, the BER of 16 QAM and 64 QAM of 8.69E-06 and 0.00333 respectively. Those results indicated much smaller BER value than EbNo 0 dB which BPSK and QPSK of 1 BER, 1.5 and 1.75 BER for 16 QAM and 64 QAM respectively. In conclusion, a higher value of EbNo, hence the BER value would be lower.

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