On preamble-based channel estimation in OFDM/OQAM systems

Dimitrios Katselis, Mats Bengtsson, Cristian R. Rojas, Håkan Hjalmarsson, Eleftherios Kofidis

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In this paper, the problem of preamble-based channel estimation in OFDM offset QAM (OFDM/OQAM) systems under a deterministic channel assumption is studied. Recent results indicate that full (all tones carrying pilot symbols) preambles with equal pilot symbols are locally optimal, in the sense that they yield a local minimum of the mean square error (MSE) performance metric of the estimated channel frequency response (CFR), subject to a total training energy constraint. We study the problem of finding the globally optimal full preamble. We show that under a channel constancy assumption, the global optimum coincides with the full preamble of equal symbols. The same result holds even if the channel constancy assumption is removed. Numerical simulations are presented to support the derived results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1618-1622
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Signal Processing Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event19th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2011 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Aug 29 2011Sep 2 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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