An Efficient Channel Estimation Technique for OFDM Systems with Transmitter Diversity

Won Gi JEON  Kyung Hyun PAIK  Yong Soo CHO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E84-B   No.4   pp.967-974
Publication Date: 2001/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technology
Keyword: 
OFDM,  channel estimation,  least square,  transmitter diversity,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, we propose an efficient channel estimation technique for orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems with transmitter diversity. The proposed technique estimates uniquely all channel frequency responses needed in space-time coded OFDM systems using "comb-type" training symbols. The computational complexity of the proposed technique is reduced dramatically, compared with the previous minimum mean-squared error (MMSE) technique, due to the processing made all in the frequency-domain. Also, several other techniques for mitigating random noise effect and tracking channel variation are discussed to further improve the performance of the proposed approach. The performances of the proposed approach are demonstrated by computer simulation for mobile wireless channels.