Joint detection-estimation of directional channel parameters using the 2-D frequency domain SAGE algorithm with serial interference cancellation

CC Chong, DI Laurenson, CM Tan, S McLaughlin, MA Beach, AR Nix

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In this paper, the serial interference cancellation (SIC) technique and the frequency domain SAGE (FD-SAGE) algorithm are jointly used to detect and estimate the radio channel parameters of interest. The implementation of the SAGE algorithm in the frequency domain is novel. Furthermore, the parallel interference cancellation (PIC) technique in the standard SAGE algorithm is replaced by the SIC technique. The SIC technique demonstrates more stable performance especially in a multipath rich environment. The two-dimensional (2-D) FD-SAGE algorithm and the SIC technique are introduced and their performance demonstrated by using real indoor channel measurement data to jointly estimate the number of multipath components (MPCs), their time-of-arrivals (TOAs), angle-of-arrivals (AOAs) and complex amplitudes. Their performance is evaluated and compared using synthetic data and results using 2-D unitary ESPRIT (another form of super-resolution algorithm)
Original languageEnglish
Pages906 - 910
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002

Bibliographical note

Sponsorship: The work reported here has formed part of the Wireless Access area of the Core 2 Research Programme of the Virtual
Centre of Excellence in Mobile & Personal Communications, Mobile VCE whose funding support, including that of EPSRC, is grateful acknowledged. The authors at the University of Bristol would also like to
acknowledge funding support under HEFCE JREI’98 for the acquisition of the Medav RUSK BRI channel sounder

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Name of Conference: International Conference on Communications (ICC 2002)


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