Bit Error Rate Performance of BPSK Modulated OFDM Synchronized Using a Pilot Symbol

Alan J. Coulson

12th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Vol 2 F-86 - F-89 PIMRC 2001

Abstract - The analytical bit error rate performance is described for a prototype broadband indoor communication system for multi-media applications. This system previously has been reported to achieve detection and synchronization using a pilot symbol. The bit error rate performance is compared, firstly, to the ideal bit error rate for this type of system and, secondly, to simulation results for the prototype system; both in an additive white Gaussian noise channel. A method is presented for extending these results to frequency flat multipath fading channels.