A Novel Channel Estimation Scheme Employing Adaptive Selection of Frequency-Domain Filters for OFDM Systems

Takeshi ONIZAWA  Masato MIZOGUCHI  Masahiro MORIKURA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E82-B    No.12    pp.1923-1931
Publication Date: 1999/12/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Multimedia Mobile Communication Systems)
wireless LAN,  OFDM,  QAM,  coherent detection,  channel estimation,  adaptive filter,  bit shifter,  

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This paper proposes a simple adaptive channel estimation scheme for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) in order to realize high-rate wireless local area networks (LANs). The proposed estimator consists of simple frequency-domain FIR filters, which are adaptively selected according to the difference vector between adjacent subcarriers and channel amplitude of the subcarrier. No precomputation or matrix signal processing is required in the derivation of these characteristics. Computer simulations show that the packet error rate performance of the proposed scheme is superior to that of the least-squares scheme by 1.1 dB in terms of required Eb/N0 at PER=0.1 in AWGN channels. They also show, for the same criterion, a 0.7 dB improvement in a frequency selective fading channel with delay spread values of 100 ns.