Non-data-aided frequency-offset and channel estimation in OFDM and related block transmissions

X. Ma, G. B. Giannakis, S. Barbarossa

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The many advantages responsible for the widespread application of OFDM are primarily limited by its sensitivity to carrier frequency offsets. Most of the literature dealing with this problem focuses on data-aided frequency offset estimation only. In this contribution, several non-data-aided frequency-offset and channel estimation schemes are developed for OFDM transmissions over frequency-selective channels. Timing offset is also accounted for because it is incorporated as a pure delay in the unknown channel. The resulting blind estimation methods include subspace based deterministic or statistical algorithms. Simulations illustrate performance tradeoffs of these schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1866-1870
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
StatePublished - 2001
EventInternational Conference on Communications (ICC2001) - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: Jun 11 2000Jun 14 2000


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