In this letter, effects of time selective multipath fading are investigated for orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems in broadband mobile applications. Although in a multipath environment an OFDM system is very robust against frequency selective fading, it is very sensitive to time selective fading characteristics of the mobile channel, which causing inter-carrier-interference and degrading system performance. To achieve a signal-to-interference ratio of 20 dB, the OFDM symbol duration must be less than 8% of the channel coherence time.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications