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Carrier aggregated signal generation for LTE-A

Abstract : In this dissertation, a signal generation structure is proposed using which a multitone Local Oscillator (LO) signal is created by a single I/Q modulator. These LOs can be used in the CA receivers to down-convert the transmitted component carriers simultaneously. The multi-tone LO signal structure is further developed to be used at the transmitter as a CA generation solution. Using the proposed structure n-component carriers can be generated in parallel. This structures requires lower sampling rates with respect to the case where RF signals are synthesized directly by digital-to- analog converters. Moreover, less circuitry is required, because one single I/Q modulator is used to generate n component carriers, instead of n I/Q modulators. This work follows on investigating the origin of impairments and mild nonlinearities in our I/Q modulator. To overcome these problems, we focus on the functionality of the overall system rather than each component of the I/Q modulator. This method is called behavioral modeling. Once the nonlinear model is obtained, if its inverse function is applied to the input, a linearized output is expected. The generation of the inverse function is called Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD). We propose a tri-band behavioral model for nonlinearities and impairments in tri-band CA using our I/Q modulator. Furthermore, the DPD of the model is evaluated in simulations and experiments.
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Mohammad Abdi Abyaneh. Carrier aggregated signal generation for LTE-A. Signal and Image processing. Télécom ParisTech, 2016. English. ⟨NNT : 2016ENST0062⟩. ⟨tel-03689710⟩



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