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Filter Bank Multi-Carrier Modulation Technique for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

Saif H. Alrubaee, Mahamod Ismail, Mohammed A. Altahrawi, and Bara B. Burhan
Centre of Advanced Electronic and Communication Engineering (PAKET), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract—Modern wireless communication like 5G systems are expected to serve a wider range of scenarios than current mobile communications systems. One of the major network applications related to 5G is Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication that improves vehicle road safety, enhances traffic and travel efficiency, and provides convenience and comfort for passengers and drivers. However, supporting high mobility is a challenge on the air interface. Accordingly, multicarrer modulation as a multiple access is used to enhance the connection between vehicles and to overcome this challenge. In this paper, two multicarrier modulations are simulated. The first one is the Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) while the second one is the Filter Bank Multi-Carrier with Offset Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (FBMC/OQAM) which is called FBMC. Simulation results show that all waveforms have comparable BER performance. The throughput of the FBMC is greater than the OFDM and the spectral efficiency is increased according to the use of the OQAM modulation. The FBMC throughput reaches 5 Mbps while the OFDM reaches 4 Mbps; these results are due to the higher usable bandwidth and because of using filters in FBMC which reduces the effect of Cyclic Prefix (CP) on the signal especially when CP is large in OFDM.

Index Terms—Multicarrier, V2V, 5G, OFDM, FBMC

Cite: Saif H. Alrubaee, Mahamod Ismail, Mohammed A. Altahrawi, and Bara B. Burhan, "Filter Bank Multi-Carrier Modulation Technique for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication," Journal of Communications vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 566-571, July 2020. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.15.7.566-571

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