Wavelet modulation: An alternative modulation with low energy consumption

Marwa Chafii, Jacques Palicot, Rémi Gribonval

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This paper presents wavelet modulation, based on the discrete wavelet transform, as an alternative modulation with low energy consumption. The transmitted signal has low envelope variations, which induces a good efficiency for the power amplifier. Wavelet modulation is analyzed and compared for different wavelet families with orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) in terms of peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR), power spectral density (PSD) properties, and the impact of the power amplifier on the spectral regrowth. The performance in terms of bit error rate and complexity of implementation are also evaluated, and several trade-offs are characterized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-167
Number of pages12
JournalComptes Rendus Physique
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017


  • Haar wavelet
  • Meyer wavelet
  • OFDM
  • Peak-to-Average-Power Ratio
  • Wavelet modulation
  • Wavelet transform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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