Partial Transmit Sequences for PAPR Reduction Using Parallel Tabu Search Algorithm in OFDM Systems

Taşpınar N., Kalınlı A., Yildirim M.

IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, vol.15, pp.974-976, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/lcomm.2011.072911.110999
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.974-976
  • Keywords: OFDM, PAPR, PTS, parallel tabu search, tabu search, high power amplifier (HPA), POWER RATIO REDUCTION, SIGNALS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


In this letter, partial transmit sequences (PTS) based on parallel tabu search (Parallel TS-PTS) scheme is proposed to reduce the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signals. PTS is a distortionless PAPR reduction technique, but its high search complexity for finding optimal phase factors must be reduced for usable applications. Parallel TS-PTS is compared to different PTS schemes for PAPR reduction and search complexity performances. The simulation results show that the proposed parallel TS-PTS method provides good PAPR reduction and bit-error-rate (BER) performances.