Zero-tail Discrete Fourier Transform -spread OFDM (ZT DFT-s-OFDM) modulation allows to dynamically cope with the delay spread of the multipath channel, thus avoiding the limitations of hard-coded Cyclic Prefix (CP). In this paper, we discuss the potential of ZT DFT-s-OFDM modulation for the envisioned 5th generation (5G) radio access technology, characterized by an ultra-dense deployment of small cells and the support of novel paradigms such as Device-to-Device (D2D). We address the benefits of ZT DFT-s-OFDM in terms of coexistence among devices operating over adjacent frequency chunks, possibility of adopting unified radio numerology among different cells, reduced latency and support of agile link direction switching. The robustness of ZT DFT-s-OFDM towards non-idealities such as phase noise and non-linear power amplifier is also discussed.
|Conference||IEEE 80th vehicular technology conference|
|Period||14/09/2014 → 17/09/2014|
|Series||I E E E V T S Vehicular Technology Conference. Proceedings|