non-quasi-static" fading was considered. A simple and efficient adaptive method of channel estimation based on the interpolation of estimates acquired at the pre-amble and post-amble of framed blocks of information is developed. Moreover, the proposed method is proven, both theoretically and by simulations, to outperform the alternative of channel tracking, despite its significant low complexity." />


An Adaptive Frame-Based Interpolation Method of Channel Estimation for Space-Time Block Codes in Moderate Fading Channels

Gabriel Porto VILLARDI  Giuseppe Thadeu Freitas de ABREU  Ryuji KOHNO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E89-A   No.3   pp.660-669
Publication Date: 2006/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e89-a.3.660
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Multidimensional Signal Processing and Its Application)
Category: Communications
Keyword: 
O-STBC,  channel estimation,  interpolation,  non-quasi-static fading,  level-crossing ratio,  

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Summary: 
The application of Orthogonal Space-Time Block Codes (O-STBC) as the encoding scheme in the presence of "non-quasi-static" fading was considered. A simple and efficient adaptive method of channel estimation based on the interpolation of estimates acquired at the pre-amble and post-amble of framed blocks of information is developed. Moreover, the proposed method is proven, both theoretically and by simulations, to outperform the alternative of channel tracking, despite its significant low complexity.