Abstract: In the context of WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) and WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) systems for High Data Rate (HDR) wireless communications, the unlicensed frequency band available in the millimeter wave region has become more and more attractive. Currently focus is on use of OFDM system to cater for increased data rate of wireless medium with good performance. Diversity techniques play an important role in achieving higher performance level for limited power wireless systems. Wavelet analysis has some strong advantages over Fourier analysis, as it allows a time-frequency domain operation, allowing optimal resolution and flexibility. Wavelets have been satisfactorily used in almost all the fields of wireless communication systems including OFDM which is a strong candidate for next generation of wireless system. This paper proposes a DWT-OFDM Diversity to achieve better performance in terms of SNR and bit error rate (BER) for TSV model based channel at 60 GHz. The performances of different discrete wavelets for channels defined by IEEE 802.15.4a are analyzed. The results indicate better BER performance in case of lower order wavelet.
Keywords: DWT, OFDM, TSV Model, WPAN, WLAN, FFT, SNR, BER, ISI