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Data-derived iterative channel estimation with channel tracking for a mobile fourth generation wide area OFDM system

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Telecommunications Conference, 2003 (Globecom 2003)
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages804 - 808
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780379748
StatePublished - Dec 2003
EventGlobal Telecommunications Conference, 2003 (Globecom 2003) - San Francisco, United States


ConferenceGlobal Telecommunications Conference, 2003 (Globecom 2003)
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period1/12/03 → …


In this paper an iterative channel estimation technique for a mobile fourth generation coherent orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system is proposed. Coherent detection dictates that a per-subband estimate of the frequency response of the channel is generated for each OFDM symbol. This is often achieved by inserting pilot symbols amongst the data symbols in the OFDM modulation grid and interpolating accordingly. This paper proposes a lower complexity channel estimation method that exploits coding gain to achieve a channel estimate that yields an overall system performance that is shown to be comparable to the scattered pilot system, but with only one initial training sequence. A tracking algorithm is proposed which improves performance at high mobile velocities

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Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, 2003 (GLOBECOM '03) Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the financial and technical support of Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, Bristol Terms of use: Copyright © 2003 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of Global Telecommunications Conference, 2003. 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

  • fourth generation, 4G, iterative, data derived, channel estimation, OFDM


Global Telecommunications Conference, 2003 (Globecom 2003)

Duration1 Dec 2003 → …
CitySan Francisco
CountryUnited States

Event: Conference

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