In this paper, we study the effect of finite-power, phase-locked-loop (PLL) based phase noise on the bit-error-rate (BER) of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems in frequency-selective Rayleigh fading channels. Based on the conditional Gaussian approximation technique, we derive the BER formulas for BPSK and 16-QAM modulated OFDM signals impaired by phase noise in frequency-selective Rayleigh fading channels. Simulation results not only validate the accuracy of our analysis but also show the dependency of BERs on the shapes of phase noise spectra.
Global Telecommunications Conference, 2008. IEEE GLOBECOM 2008. IEEE, pp.1-5