Time-modulated OFDM Directional Modulation Transmitters

Yuan Ding, Vincent Fusco, Junqing Zhang, Wenqin Wang

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In this paper directional modulation (DM) transmitters, designed for orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) wireless data transfer are proposed using time-modulated arrays (TMAs). It is shown that by properly designing the switch controlling time sequences the proposed time-modulated OFDM DM systems exhibit promising features, such as i) requires only one radio frequency (RF) chain, ii) the conventional efficient OFDM signal construction approach, i.e., by using inverse fast Fourier transform (IFFT) modules, can be adopted, iii) it is ‘DM synthesis-free’, meaning that there is no need to re-synthesize the array excitation vectors for different secure communication directions, different modulation schemes, and different DM power efficiencies; and iv) the trade-off between secrecy performance and power efficiency can be flexibly adjusted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 20 Jun 2019


  • Directional Modulation

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