A Two-Stage TOA Estimation Scheme for OFDM-Based WLAN Systems in Indoor Environments

Sekchin CHANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E94-A   No.11   pp.2350-2352
Publication Date: 2011/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E94.A.2350
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Smart Multimedia & Communication Systems)
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
two-stage estimation,  TOA,  OFDM,  WLAN,  

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In this letter, a two-stage TOA estimation scheme is proposed for positioning in OFDM-based WLAN systems under indoor environments. The estimation scheme consists of coarse estimation and fine estimation. The presented scheme effectively exploits the preamble of the OFDM-based WLAN for accurate estimation. The simulation results exhibit that the performance of the proposed approach is comparable to that of super-resolution estimation even with lower computational complexity.