Decision-Directed Channel Estimation for QAM-Modulated OFDM Systems

Minjoong RIM
Jaemin AHN
Yeon-soo KIM

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B    No.4    pp.1427-1430
Publication Date: 2003/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technology
channel estimation,  decision-directed,  QAM,  OFDM,  wireless,  

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When decision-directed channel estimation is used for QAM-OFDM systems, the optimal filter shape depends on the amplitudes of the modulated symbols as well as the channel characteristics. In this letter we propose a simple channel estimation method for multi-level-amplitude-modulated systems, which can effectively suppress the estimation variances with a small filter. Using the proposed method the implementation cost can be reduced and possibly better results might be obtained by avoiding the estimation bias due to large-sized filtering.