Channel Estimation in OFDM Systems Using (UMTS) Third Generation Technology

Provided by: International Journal on Emerging Technologies
Topic: Mobility
Format: PDF
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) provides an effective and low complexity means of eliminating intersymbol interference for transmission over frequency selective fading channels. This technique has received a lot of interest in mobile communication research as the radio channel is usually frequency selective and time variant. In OFDM system, modulation maybe coherent or differential. Channel State Information (CSI) is required for the OFDM receiver to perform coherent detection or diversity combining, if multiple transmit and receive antennas are deployed. In practice, CSI can be reliably estimated at the receiver by transmitting pilots along with data symbols.

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