Abstract :
The effectiveness of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) with π//4-DQPSK modulation is investigated, for communication over HF channel. The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) is used to satisfy the orthogonality between subcarriers and reduce the implementation complexity. The system performance is investigated for various delay spreads, coherence time and number of propagation paths. A guard time with cyclic extension is used to reduce channel dispersion, intersymbol and intercarrier interference. Clipping is used to minimize the high peak-to-average power (PAP) ratio.