Iterative Equalization Technique for Double-Selective Channel Estimation in OFDM Systems

Dongguo LI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E90-B    No.2    pp.401-404
Publication Date: 2007/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e90-b.2.401
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
channel estimation,  ICI,  OFDM,  Rayleigh fading,  

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In OFDM based mobile communication systems, channel variation during one symbol period introduces intercarrier interference (ICI). Conventional pilot-aided equalization mitigates the ICI at the price of band inefficiency. On the other hand, the blind or semi-blind equalization method, which utilizes the known statistic properties of the transmitted data, will raise system complexity. In this letter, without bandwidth-consuming pilots, a novel channel estimation and tracking method based on an iterative equalization technique (IET) is proposed. The proposed approach successfully achieves a good compromise between bandwidth efficiency and system complexity, and its validity is demonstrated by numerical simulations, especially for fast fading channel.