An implementation on GNURadio of a new model to ISDB-Tb using FBMC

Jefferson Jesus Hengles Almeida, Cristiano Akamine, Paulo Lopes


The modulation technique Filter Bank Multi Carrier (FBMC) is an alternative widely studied in order to replace Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) in wireless telecommunications systems. The fact that FBMC does not use Cyclic Prefix and uses Polyphase Filters allows improvements in bit rate, bandwidth efficiency and robustness against multipath channel impairments. This implementation can bring advantages to Digital TV case in comparison to the traditional OFDM based systems because of the need to transmit higher resolution videos such as 4K and 8K. This article presents a study on the use of FBMC in Integrated System Digital Broadcasting Transmission B (ISDB-Tb), developing an application on GNURadio environment, analysing Bit Error Rate (BER) and power spectrum curves in a multipath channel.


FBMC, OFDM, ISDB-Tb, GNURadio, polyphase filters.

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