An Efficient Inter-Carrier Interference Cancellation Scheme for OFDM Systems with Frequency Estimation Errors

Wei-Wen HU
Chih-Peng LI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B    No.12    pp.3600-3605
Publication Date: 2010/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.3600
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
OFDM,  interference cancellation,  synchronization,  carrier frequency offset,  

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One of the major drawbacks of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems is their vulnerability to synchronization errors. To remedy the inter-carrier interference (ICI) effect caused by carrier frequency offset (CFO) estimation errors, this paper proposes a weighted linear parallel ICI cancellation (WLPICIC) equalizer. The optimal weights in the WLPICIC scheme are derived in closed-form expressions by maximizing the average signal-to-interference ratio (SIR) at the WLPICIC output of each sub-carrier. The simulation results show that the WLPICIC equalizer significantly improves the performance of OFDM systems with frequency estimation errors in both AWGN channels and frequency selective fading channels.