Analysis of Channel Estimation Error in Physical Layer Network Coding

Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Maine, Orono, ME, USA
IEEE Communications Letters (Impact Factor: 1.16). 11/2011; DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM.2011.082011.110301
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ABSTRACT This article investigates the effect of erroneous channel estimation on performance of physical layer network coding over fading channels. In this scenario, the relay maps the superimposed noisy modulated data, received from the two end terminals, to network coded combination of the source packets. We consider channel estimation error to be Gaussian distributed and formulate the network coding error by the distance between real and estimated points in the channel coefficients plane. Using this model, we present a statistical lower bound on variance of estimation error that can be tolerated by the relay terminal without imposing a network coding error on the system.

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