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Coexistence in 5G: Analysis of Cross-Interference between OFDM/OQAM and Legacy Users

Abstract : To optimize the use of the spectrum, it is expected that the next generation of wireless networks (5G) will enable coexistence of newly introduced services with legacy cellular networks. These new services, like Device-To-Device (D2D) communication , should require limited synchronization with the legacy cell to limit the amount of signaling overhead in the network. However, it is known that Cyclic Prefix-Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (CP-OFDM) used in Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) is not fit for asynchronous environments. This has motivated the search for a new waveform, able to enhance coexistence with CP-OFDM. Namely, it has been widely suggested that new devices could use OFDM/Offset-Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (OFDM/OQAM) to reduce the interference they inject to legacy cellular users. However, values of interference are usually measured at the input antenna of the receiver, based on the PSD of the interfering signal. We showed in previous works that this measurement is not representative of the actual interference that is seen after the demodulation operations. Building on this finding, we provide in this paper the first exact closed forms of cross-interference between OFDM/OQAM and CP-OFDM users. Our results prove that using OFDM/OQAM only marginally reduces interference to legacy users, in contradiction with many results in the literature.
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Quentin Bodinier, Faouzi Bader, Jacques Palicot. Coexistence in 5G: Analysis of Cross-Interference between OFDM/OQAM and Legacy Users. 2016 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps), Dec 2016, Washington D.C., United States. ⟨10.1109/glocomw.2016.7848862⟩. ⟨hal-01396318⟩



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