Analysis of OFDM Timing Synchronization Using Multipath Exploitation

Young-Hwan YOU  Sung-Kwon HONG  Kyoung-Won MIN  Kyung-Taek LEE  Ki-Won KWON  Won-Gi JEON  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B    No.2    pp.781-783
Publication Date: 2005/02/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.2.781
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
OFDM,  timing synchronization,  training symbol,  multipath fading,  inter-symbol interference,  

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This letter derives and computes the detection probability for timing synchronization in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system encountered with a multipath Rayleigh fading channel. OFDM timing synchronization using constant amplitude zero auto-correlation (CAZAC) training symbols and correlation techniques is adopted. With this provision, we focus on the numerical analysis for OFDM timing synchronization scheme employing a preadvancement technique to reduce the inter-symbol interference (ISI). For measuring system performance, the sync detection performance derived in the considered system is presented in a multipath Rayleigh fading channel.