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In this paper, enhanced DFT-based channel estimation for OFDM systems is proposed. Conventional DFT-based channel estimations improve the performance by suppressing time domain noise beyond the length of the Cyclic Prefix (CP), so it does not completely suppress the noise. However, they potentially require information on channel impulse responses and may also result in Mean-Square Error (MSE) floor due to incorrect channel information such as channel delay spread. In order to overcome the disadvantage, the authors' proposed channel estimation can improve the performance by deciding significant channel taps adaptively. Significant channel taps are detected on the basis of cluster discriminant analysis.