On the Benefits of Random FDMA Schemes in Ultra Narrow Band Networks

Minh Tien Do 1 Claire Goursaud 1 Jean-Marie Gorce 1
1 SOCRATE - Software and Cognitive radio for telecommunications
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, CITI - CITI Centre of Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of services
Abstract : Ultra narrow band transmission (UNB) systems have already been deployed and have proved to be ultra-efficient for point-to-point communications. This paper presents this technology and gives some insights on the scalability of UNB for a multi-point to point network. This configuration corresponds to an uplink scenario where multiple nodes compete to send their packets, with neither coordination nor feedback from the sink. In particular, we present and analyze two multiple access schemes based on random frequency selection: discrete random FDMA (DR-FDMA) and the new continuous random FDMA (CR- FDMA). An ideal system where the carrier frequencies are exactly obtained is first considered and extended to a more realistic case, with rough carrier frequencies. We analyze the system performance in terms of bit error rate and outage probability. The presented results clearly show that, even if in the ideal case, the DR-FDMA scheme outperforms the CR-FDMA scheme; in the realistic case, both schemes lead to similar performance. Thus, this paper highlights the fact that the use of CR-FDMA is very relevant in a realistic network as it bypasses the need of an accurate carrier frequency control, and thus permits the use of even the cheapest transmitters without loss of performance.
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Minh Tien Do, Claire Goursaud, Jean-Marie Gorce. On the Benefits of Random FDMA Schemes in Ultra Narrow Band Networks. WiOpt/WNC3, May 2014, Tunisia. ⟨hal-01006027⟩



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