We develop and analyze timing and carrier frequency offset synchronization algorithms for generalized asynchronous and quasi-synchronous orthogonal frequency division multiple access systems using null subcarriers and subcarrier hopping. We derive an approximate analytic expression for the variance of the frequency offset estimators as a function of the number of active users and the SNR and show that the performance of our algorithms is asymptotically independent of the channel zero locations for quasi- synchronous systems. Finally, we validate our theoretical expressions with simulations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2001|