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Table 4 History of OFDM

From: Current state of communication systems based on electrical power transmission lines

Year Description Related works
1966 Proposal of the first OFDM. This was for fading communication channels [52,53,54]
1967 Multicarrier systems [53,54,55]
1970 OFDM is patented [53, 54, 56]
1971 First application of DFT in OFDM [53, 54, 57]
1980 OFDM is applied in telephone networks [53, 54, 58]
1985 OFDM studies in mobile communication [53, 54, 59]
1987 Used in digital broadcasting [53, 54, 60]
1991 & 1994 Report and standard for ADSL and HDSL [53, 54, 61,62,63]
1995 First standard for OFDM-based digital broadcasting system [53, 54, 64]
1996 WLAN standard [53, 54, 65]
1997 DVB-T standard [53, 54]
1998 VDSL and BRAN standard [53, 54]
1999 & 2000 IEEE 802.11a & 802.11g WLAN standard [53, 54]
2003 Wavelet-OFDM for high-speed PLC [53, 54]
2004 IEEE 802.16 WMAN, 802.11n next generation WLAN and 802.15.3a MB-OFDM [53, 54]
2010 Performance comparison between wavelet-OFDM & filtered-OFDM [53, 54]