Flexible Communication System for 6G Based on Orthogonal Chirp Division Multiplexing
This paper deals with the orthogonal chirp division multiplexing (OCDM) modulation, and its capability to generate inherited waveforms, such as the orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) or precoded OFDM, covering a large number of use cases. To this end, we first prove that the OCDM signal can be generated by a transmission chain composed of a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) matrix, followed by a multiplication by a chirp, and then an inverse DFT (IDFT). Then, we show that the OCDM transmission chain can be split into 6 sub-blocks from which we can generate numerous inherited waveforms. Thus, the OCDM waveform is an interesting candidate for flexible communication systems such as multiple radio access technology (multi-RAT).