A Novel Adaptive Channel Estimation Scheme for DS-CDMA

Chen HE  Xiao-xiang LI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B    No.3    pp.1274-1278
Publication Date: 2005/03/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.3.1274
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
DS-CDMA,  pilot channel,  moving average,  pilot gain,  

Full Text: PDF>>
Buy this Article

This paper proposes an adaptive channel estimation scheme, which uses different moving average length and pilot gain for different mobile environments. It is based on MSE method and extensive simulations under various environments for WCDMA physical layer. The scheme applies a computationally efficient and easily implemented pilot filter on WCDMA forward channel. For different mobile channel environments, the optimal combination of moving average length and pilot gain for low SNR is achieved. The simulation results illustrate that the adaptive scheme can achieve much lower BER compared with two other adaptive schemes, especially when the speed of mobile user is high. And the BER performance of the proposed scheme is insensible to the mobile speed.