Date Added: Jul 2012
In this paper, the authors propose to evaluate the performance of channel estimation techniques for Long Term Evolution (LTE) Downlink systems based on Zero Padding technique (ZP) instead of Cyclic Prefixing (CP). LTE Downlink system is a multiuser system based on a MIMO-OFDMA technology. Usually, in OFDM systems, a guard interval is inserted in order to mitigate both Inter-Carrier Interference (ICI) and Inter-Symbol Interference (ISI). LTE Downlink systems are based on CP-OFDM technique which consists of a copy a last OFDM symbols inserted at the beginning of each transmitted OFDM symbol. Although this technique shows good performances, the CP-LTE system suffers from a power efficiency loss.