Preamble Boosted Power Based Frame Timing Acquisition Algorithm for Cellular OFDMA Systems

Seungjae BAHNG  Chang-Wahn YU  Youn-Ok PARK  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B    No.12    pp.3454-3457
Publication Date: 2006/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.12.3454
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
frame timing acquisition,  OFDMA,  IEEE 802.16e,  preamble,  

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We propose a simple initial frame timing acquisition algorithm for cellular OFDMA systems. The proposed algorithm utilizes the 9 dB boost in preamble power set by the IEEE 802.16e standard. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm succeeds in acquiring the starting point of a frame under not only single cell but also multi-cell environments, while the conventional autocorrelation-based method fails under multi-cell environment.