Performance evaluation of channel estimation techniques in a multiple antenna OFDM system

ASH Dowler, AR Nix

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A number of pilot-based channel estimation techniques are investigated for a multiple antenna system using the zero-forcing algorithm. The techniques are tested in typical indoor and outdoor (vehicular) channels. Performance results are presented in terms of bit error rate, mean squared error and data throughput. It is found that different pilot strategies offer the best performance in each environment, and hence an adaptive system should be considered.
Translated title of the contributionPerformance evaluation of channel estimation techniques in a multiple antenna OFDM system
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1214 - 1218
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE 58th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2003 (VTC 2003-Fall)
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003
Event58th Vehicular Technology Conference 2003 (VTC 2003-Fall) - Orlando, United States
Duration: 1 Oct 2003 → …

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Name and Venue of Conference: Vehicular Technology Conference 2003 (VTC 2003-Fall)
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: Alex Dowler would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
and the financial and technical support of Toshiba Research Europe Limited.

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  • MIMO systems
  • OFDM modulation
  • channel estimation techniques
  • multipath channel


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