A New Simple Adaptive Phase Tracking Scheme Employing Phase Noise Estimation for OFDM Signals

Takeshi ONIZAWA  Masato MIZOGUCHI  Tetsu SAKATA  Masahiro MORIKURA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B   No.1   pp.247-256
Publication Date: 2003/01/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Multiple Access and Signal Transmission Techniques for Future Mobile Communications)
wireless LAN,  OFDM,  phase tracking,  residual carrier frequency error,  phase noise,  

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The adaptive phase tracking scheme for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signals can provide superior PER performance in channels with varying phase noise power. It is an effective technique for achieving high-rate and high quality wireless transmission. This paper proposes a new simple adaptive phase tracking scheme for OFDM signals in order to realize high-rate wireless local area networks (LANs). The proposed scheme measures the integrated phase rotation in order to appropriately set the properties of the FIR filter in the phase tracking circuits. This scheme uses the fact that the integrated phase rotation is correlated to the phase noise power. Assuming an RMS delay spread of 100 ns, computer simulations show that the proposed scheme offers superior required Eb/N0 performance (with regard to the phase noise power) compared to the conventional fixed-tap scheme, where the phase noise to signal power ratios are below -18 dB. It also offers excellent PER performance at the packet length of 1000 bytes unlike the conventional schemes, which suffer degraded PER performance.