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Pilot assisted channel estimation for MC-CDMA signal transmission using overlap FDE

Dept. of Electr. & Commun. Eng., Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan
DOI: 10.1109/ICCS.2008.4737354 Conference: Communication Systems, 2008. ICCS 2008. 11th IEEE Singapore International Conference on
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Recently, multi-carrier code division multiple access (MC-CDMA) has been attracting much attention as a broadband wireless access technique for the next generation mobile communications systems. Frequency-domain equalization (FDE) based on the minimum mean square error (MMSE) criterion can take advantage of the channel frequency-selectivity and improve the average bit error rate (BER) performance due to frequency-diversity gain. However, conventional MC-CDMA requires the insertion of guard interval (GI) and this reduces the transmission efficiency. Overlap FDE technique has been proposed that requires no GI insertion. Recently, we showed that MC-CDMA using overlap FDE can provide almost the same BER performance as the conventional MC-CDMA downlink using the GI insertion. However, our previous work assumed the ideal channel estimation. In this paper, we propose a pilot assisted channel estimation technique suitable for MC-CDMA downlink using overlap FDE and evaluate the BER performance by computer simulation.

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    ABSTRACT: Based on interpolation methods, a low complexity channel estimation method for MC-CDMA system based chaos under fast fading multipath channel is proposed.Different interpolation methods are used; Linear interpolation (LI), cubic spline interpolation (CSI), and piecewise cubic Hermite interpolation (PCHI). The multi-carrier scheme is established by using a chaotic generator with different initial conditions, while the pilots are established using another chaotic generator with another different initial conditions. The proposed channel estimator without and with interpolation methods for single user and multiusers is tested under fast frequency selective Rayleigh fading channel. Simulation results demonstrate that the channel estimation of MC-CDMA system based chaos using interpolation methods and when the pilots are chaos signal too, achieves better performance improvement in fast multipath environment compared to the conventional MC-CDMA system when the pilots are considered as Walsh-Hadamard codes. The proposed system is also built and tested using Simulink program.


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