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International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting
Volume 2010, Article ID 797393, 10 pages
Research Article

Performance and Implementation Evaluation of TR PAPR Reduction Methods for DVB-T2

1SUPELEC-IETR, avenue de la Boulaie CS 47601, 35576 Cesson Sévigné Cedex, France
2ENENSYS Technologies, 80 avenue des Buttes de Coesmes, 35700 Rennes, France

Received 15 April 2010; Accepted 26 August 2010

Academic Editor: Jaime Lloret

Copyright © 2010 Mohamad Mroué et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


High Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR) is a critical issue in multicarrier communication systems using Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), as in the Second Generation Terrestrial Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB-T2) system. This problem can result in large performance degradation due to the nonlinearity of the High Power Amplifier (HPA) or in its low power efficiency. In this paper, we evaluate the performance of different Tone Reservation-based techniques for PAPR reduction in DVB-T2 context. Also, we propose an iterative TR-based technique called “One Kernel One Peak” (OKOP). Simulation results and performance comparison of these techniques in terms of gain in PAPR reduction, mean power variation, and complexity will be given. Finally, we describe the implementation of a PAPR reduction algorithm in the DVB-T2 modulator.