Date Added: Dec 2011
A novel front-end noise power and SNR estimation technique based on one OFDM preamble is proposed and compared with previously published SNR estimators - none of which are front-end estimators. This paper is extended and expanded version of the previous work. It provides complete mathematics and discussion of designed algorithms for front end SNR estimation. The proposed technique is divided into two parts. In the first part, SNR estimation technique for AWGN channel and wireless multipath channels is considered. In the second part, the proposed estimator takes into consideration the different noise power levels over the OFDM sub-carriers.