This paper studies the nth-order cyclostationarity of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and single carrier linearly digitally modulated (SCLD) signals affected by a time dispersive channel, additive Gaussian noise, carrier phase, and frequency and timing offsets. The analytical closed-form expressions for the nth-order cyclic cumulants (CCs) and cycle frequencies (CFs) of OFDM and SCLD signals are derived. Furthermore, a second-order CC-based algorithm is developed to recognize OFDM against SCLD signals under the aforementioned conditions. This algorithm obviates the need for signal preprocessing tasks, such as symbol timing estimation, carrier and waveform recovery, and signal and noise power estimation. Simulation experiments confirm the theoretical analysis.

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Keywords Cycle frequencies, Cyclic cumulants, Cyclostationarity test, Modulation recognition
Conference IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2008
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Dobre, O.A. (O. A.), Punchihewa, A. (A.), Rajan, S, & Inkol, R. (R.). (2008). On the cyclostationarity of OFDM and single carrier linearly digitally modulated signals in time dispersive channels with applications to modulation recognition. In IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC (pp. 1284–1289).