MIMO-OFDM for Wireless Systems: An Overview

  • Mohamed Nassim AarabEmail author
  • Otman Chakkor
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 92)


Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) effectively mitigates inter-symbol interference (ISI) caused by the delay spread of wireless channels. This paper describes the combination of MIMO system along with Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) system which offers important features of both the system. Also, a comprehensive survey on OFDM for wireless communications. We address basic OFDM and related modulations, as well as techniques to improve the performance of OFDM for wireless communications, including channel estimation and signal detection, time- and frequency-offset estimation and correction, peak-to-average power ratio reduction, and multiple-input–multiple-output (MIMO) techniques.


Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) Inter-symbol interference Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) Space-time code Peak to average power ratio (PAPR) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National School of Applied SciencesTetouanMorocco

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