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OFDMA Uplink Frequency Offset Estimation with Multi-Access Interference Mitigation

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In this paper, the authors consider the frequency offset estimation for Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OF- DMA) Up Link (UL) transmissions. They first analyze the negative effect of Multi-Access-Interference (MAI) on OFDMA UL, and then propose two interference reduction/elimination methods, i.e., the Reduced-Rank-Projector (RRP) and Shift-Sampling-Projector (SSP) methods, to eliminate/reduce the heavy MAI due to the frequency offsets. Finally, they propose a new training sequence group named the Round-Robin Training Sequence Group (RRTSG), which has a high interference mitigation capabilities for OFDMA UL transmission. The Cramer-Rao Lower Bound (CRLB) for an unbiased frequency offset estimator in a Multiple Access (MA) system is also derived.

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