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Degenerated-Inverse-Matrix-Based Channel Estimation for OFDM Systems

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20092009:807549

Received: 21 January 2009

Accepted: 14 April 2009

Published: 12 May 2009


This paper addresses time-domain channel estimation for pilot-symbol-aided orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. By using a cyclic sinc-function matrix uniquely determined by transmitted subcarriers, the performance of our proposed scheme approaches perfect channel state information (CSI), within a maximum of 0.4 dB degradation, regardless of the delay spread of the channel, Doppler frequency, and subcarrier modulation. Furthermore, reducing the matrix size by splitting the dispersive channel impulse response into clusters means that the degenerated inverse matrix estimator (DIME) is feasible for broadband, high-quality OFDM transmission systems. In addition to theoretical analysis on normalized mean squared error (NMSE) performance of DIME, computer simulations over realistic nonsample spaced channels also showed that the DIME is robust for intersymbol interference (ISI) channels and fast time-invariant channels where a minimum mean squared error (MMSE) estimator does not work well.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, YRP R&D Center


© Makoto Yoshida. 2009

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