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Performance evaluation of channel estimation techniques in a multiple antenna OFDM system

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1214 - 1218
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE 58th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2003 (VTC 2003-Fall)
StatePublished - Oct 2003
Event58th Vehicular Technology Conference 2003 (VTC 2003-Fall) - Orlando, United States


A number of pilot-based channel estimation techniques are investigated for a multiple antenna system using the zero-forcing algorithm. The techniques are tested in typical indoor and outdoor (vehicular) channels. Performance results are presented in terms of bit error rate, mean squared error and data throughput. It is found that different pilot strategies offer the best performance in each environment, and hence an adaptive system should be considered.

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Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Name and Venue of Conference: Vehicular Technology Conference 2003 (VTC 2003-Fall) Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: Alex Dowler would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the financial and technical support of Toshiba Research Europe Limited. Terms of use: Copyright © 2003 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE 58th Vehicular Technology Conference. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

Research areas

  • MIMO systems, OFDM modulation, channel estimation techniques, multipath channel


58th Vehicular Technology Conference 2003 (VTC 2003-Fall)

Duration1 Oct 2003 → …
CountryUnited States

Event: Conference

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