Enhanced MMSE channel estimation using timing error statistics for wireless OFDM systems

Athaudage, Chandranath R. N. & Jayalath, Dhammika (2004) Enhanced MMSE channel estimation using timing error statistics for wireless OFDM systems. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, 50(4), pp. 369-376.

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Estimation and tracking of the frequency-selective time-varying channel response is a challenging task for wireless communication systems incorporating coherent OFDM. In pilot-symbol-assisted (PSA) OFDM systems, the minimum mean-square-error (MMSE) estimator provides the optimum performance based on the channel statistics (channel correlation function and SNR). In OFDM systems, FFT-block timing error introduces a linear phase rotation to data modulated on individual subcarriers. An MMSE channel estimator designed only using the wireless channel statistics performs only sub-optimally when subcarrier phase rotations due to block timing errors are present. In this paper, we show that by using the block timing error statistics of the OFDM time-synchronizer the performance of the MMSE channel estimation can be significantly improved. Numerical results show that the bit-error-probability (BEP) performance degradation due to timing errors can be almost completely recovered by the proposed technique.

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ID Code: 13734
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Bit, error, probability, MMSE, OFDM, Rayleigh fading, channel estimation, estimation, minimum mean, square, error, pilot carriers, power delay spread, time synchronization
DOI: 10.1109/TBC.2004.837861
ISSN: 0018-9316
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Communications Technologies not elsewhere classified (100599)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 IEEE
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Deposited On: 12 Jun 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:02

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