Unified Analysis of ICI-Cancelled OFDM Systems in Doubly-Selective Channels

Chi KUO  Jin-Fu CHANG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E97-B   No.7   pp.1435-1448
Publication Date: 2014/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E97.B.1435
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM),  maximum likelihood,  intercarrier interference,  channel estimation,  time-variant channel,  

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Summary: 
The effect of transceiver impairments (consisting of frequency offset, phase noise and doubly-selective channel) is a key factor for determining performance of an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) system since the transceiver impairments trigger intercarrier interference (ICI). These impairments are well known and have been investigated separately in the past. However, these impairments usually arise concurrently and should be jointly considered from the perspectives of both receiver design and system evaluation. In this research, impact of these impairments on an OFDM system is jointly analyzed and the result degenerates to the special case where only a specific impairment is present. A mitigation method aided by segment-by-segment time-domain interpolation (STI) is then proposed following the analysis. STI is general, and its weights can be specified according to the interpolation method and system requirements. Computer simulation is used to validate the analysis and to compare the performance of the proposed method with those of other proposals.