Hi, i'm an undergraduate student doing some project on Stochastic Processes and i have a few questions on OFDM. There are few things that i don't quite understand and they are mainly in Digital Signal Processing domain (that is not my field of expertise). I'm writing code in MATLAB for transmitting data using sound and use OFDM modulation. Mathematically the transmitted multicarrier signal is x(k)=sum(X(i)*exp(j2pi*fi*kT) (i=0....N-1) The carrier frequencies are linearily spaced so that fi=fc+i*df The total bandwith N*df is constrained to equal the sampling frequency 1/T and then the transmitted signal becomes x(k)=sum(X(i)*exp(j2pi*k*(fc+i*df)*T) x(k)=exp(j2pi*k*fc*T)*sum(X(i)*exp(j2pi/N*ik) Now the summation can be performed by taking an N-point IFFT. Thus, multicarrier modulation can be performed by modulating result of IFFT by a single carrier frequency. Now a few questions: - what does exactly mean that total bandwith is constrained to equal the sampling frequency? Let's say i want to use bandwith from 10kHz to 15kHz. Is the sampling frequency then 5kHz? -if the above is true how can then a 10kHz carrier signal be sampled in MATLAB if sampling frequency is 5kHz? -IFFT is giving complex numbers as result. Is it better to modulate cosine carrier with real part and sine with imaginary or to expand IFFT input to get real numbers as output. When i started researching this it seemed quite simple but now when i need to make it work it si not so.

# OFDM

Started by ●May 6, 2007