System and method for scrambling the phase of the carriers in a multicarrier communications system
DCFirst Claim
1. In multicarrier modulation communications utilizing a plurality of QAMmodulated carrier signals, each carrier signal having a phase characteristic based on a QAM modulation, a method of randomizing the phase characteristics of the carriers comprising:
 generating an array of pseudorandom numbers;
determining a phase shift for each carrier signal by multiplying a value from the array of pseudorandom numbers times (π
/m) mod 2π
, where m is an integer; and
adding the determined phase shift for each carrier signal to the phase characteristic of each carrier signal.
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Abstract
A system and method that scrambles the phase characteristic of a carrier signal are described. The scrambling of the phase characteristic of each carrier signal includes associating a value with each carrier signal and computing a phase shift for each carrier signal based on the value associated with that carrier signal. The value is determined independently of any input bit value carried by that carrier signal. The phase shift computed for each carrier signal is combined with the phase characteristic of that carrier signal so as to substantially scramble the phase characteristic of the carrier signals. Bits of an input signal are modulated onto the carrier signals having the substantially scrambled phase characteristic to produce a transmission signal with a reduced PAR.
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1. In multicarrier modulation communications utilizing a plurality of QAMmodulated carrier signals, each carrier signal having a phase characteristic based on a QAM modulation, a method of randomizing the phase characteristics of the carriers comprising:

generating an array of pseudorandom numbers; determining a phase shift for each carrier signal by multiplying a value from the array of pseudorandom numbers times (π
/m) mod 2π
, where m is an integer; andadding the determined phase shift for each carrier signal to the phase characteristic of each carrier signal.  View Dependent Claims (2, 3)


4. In multicarrier modulation communications utilizing a plurality of QAMmodulated carrier signals, each carrier signal having a phase characteristic based on a QAM modulation, a system for randomizing the phase characteristics of the carriers comprising:

means for generating an array of pseudorandom numbers; means for determining a phase shift for each carrier signal by multiplying a value from the array of pseudorandom numbers times (π
/m) mod 2π
, where m is an integer; andmeans for adding the determined phase shift for each carrier signal to the phase characteristic of each carrier signal.  View Dependent Claims (5, 6)


7. In multicarrier modulation device utilizing a plurality of QAMmodulated carrier signals, each carrier signal having a phase characteristic based on a QAM modulation, the device configured to randomize the phase characteristics of the carriers comprising:

A generator generates an array of pseudorandom numbers; a modulator adapted to determine a phase shift for each carrier signal by multiplying a value from the array of pseudorandom numbers times (π
/m) mod 2π
, where m is an integer and to add the determined phase shift for each carrier signal to the phase characteristic of each carrier signal.  View Dependent Claims (8, 9)


10. In multicarrier modulation communications utilizing a plurality of QAMmodulated carrier signals, each carrier signal having a phase characteristic based on a QAM modulation, an information storage media having information stored thereon that randomizes the phase characteristics of the carriers comprising:

information that generates an array of pseudorandom numbers; information that determines a phase shift for each carrier signal by multiplying a value from the array of pseudorandom numbers times (π
/m) mod 2π
, where m is an integer; andinformation that adds the determined phase shift for each carrier signal to the phase characteristic of each carrier signal.  View Dependent Claims (11, 12)

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