Evaluation of the weighted-overlap add model with massive MIMO in a 5G system

Nooruldeen Q. Ismaeel, Sarmad Khaleel Ibrahim, Hajer Najah Abdulsaheb


The flaw in 5G orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) becomes apparent in high-speed situations. Because the doppler effect causes frequency shifts, the orthogonality of OFDM subcarriers is broken, lowering both their bit error rate (BER) and throughput output. As part of this research, we use a novel design that combines massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) and weighted overlap and add (WOLA) to improve the performance of 5G systems. To determine which design is superior, throughput and BER are calculated for both the proposed design and OFDM. The results of the improved system show a massive improvement in performance ver the conventional system and significant improvements with massive MIMO, including the best throughput and BER. When compared to conventional systems, the improved system has a throughput that is around 22% higher and the best performance in terms of BER, but it still has around 25% less error than OFDM.


5G; massive MIMO; MU-MIMO; OFDM; WOLA;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.12928/telkomnika.v21i5.25035


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