Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
An iterative design method for Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) system parameter estimation and synchronization under a blind scenario for cognitive radio systems is proposed in this paper. A novel envelope spectrum-based arbitrary oversampling ratio estimator is presented first, based on which the algorithms are then developed to provide the identification of other OFDM parameters (number of subcarriers, Cyclic Prefix (CP) length). Carrier Frequency Offset (CFO) and timing offset are estimated for the purpose of synchronization with the help of the identified parameters. An iterative scheme is employed to increase the estimation accuracy.