A Time-Domain Approach for Channel Estimation in MIMO-OFDM-Based Wireless Networks

Xiaoyun HOU
Youyun XU
Hanwen LUO

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B    No.1    pp.3-9
Publication Date: 2005/01/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.1.3
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Multi-carrier Signal Processing Techniques for Next Generation Mobile Communications--Part 1)
Category: MIMO
channel estimation,  MIMO,  OFDM,  multicell environments,  

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This paper addresses the problem of channel estimation for multiple-input and multiple-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM)-based wireless networks with frequency-reuse. Firstly, the optimal time-domain training sequences are derived for the multiple cells with the same frequency group and a set of suitable sequences are also presented for practical implementation. Secondly, a low complexity iterative algorithm is combined with the time domain channel estimation to suppress the co-channel interferences (CCIs). The channel estimation method is applied to synchronous and asynchronous cellular and the MSE performance of the estimator is also analyzed. Simulation results demonstrate that the presented channel estimation approach can substantially suppress CCIs and outperform the conventional LS MIMO-OFDM channel estimation over multipath fading channels in multicell environments.