An MUI Resilient Approach for Blind CFO Estimation in OFDMA Uplink
This paper presents a novel blind method to estimate Carrier Frequency Offsets (CFOs) in OFDMA uplink. The major idea is employing a linear precoder to establish time correlation, which offers a second-order moments based blind CFO estimation for each user. With a careful precoder design, the interference from adjacent users can be considerably mitigated in CFO estimation. Since the majority of interference power is from adjacent users, the proposed method shows significant robustness to MultiUser Interference (MUI) even without the aid of virtual subcarriers. Simulation results show that the proposed approach offers significant performance improvement in comparison with state-of-the-art approaches in multiuser environments.