Non-Data-Aided Joint Carrier Frequency Offset and Channel Estimator for Uplink MC-CDMA Systems

Nat. Univ. of Singapore, Singapore
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (Impact Factor: 2.79). 10/2008; 56(9):4398 - 4408. DOI: 10.1109/TSP.2008.923201
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This paper addresses the problem of joint estimation of carrier frequency offset (CFO) and channel impulse response (CIR) in the uplink transmission of multicarrier code-division multiple-access (MC-CDMA) systems. A subspace-based blind estimator is proposed, which only uses the received signal and the desired user's spreading code to estimate the CFO and CIR. The CFO is estimated using a one-dimensional linear search where the objective of the search is to minimize the determinant of a low dimensional matrix and the CIR is estimated as the unit-norm eigenvector corresponding to the minimum eigenvalue of this matrix. The identifiability of the CFO and CIR estimates is investigated by imposing asymptotic constraints on the spreading codes. Although the cost function used by the proposed estimator is nonlinear and nonconvex, it is locally convex in the neighborhood of the true CFO value. This property is used to formulate a simple two-stage CFO estimator. In the first stage, a coarse search is performed to lock into the local convexity region. Then, an adaptive algorithm is used in the second stage to finetune the CFO estimate. The ldquolinearizedrdquo proposed estimator is shown to be unbiased. The simulation results show that the proposed estimator's performance is close to the Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRLB).

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    • "The frequency offset appears due to the difference in the frequency of the local oscillators in transmitter and receiver and the Doppler shift in frequency due to motion of transmitter and/or receiver. Performance degradation due to the frequency offset has been extensively studied [1]–[10], different methods have been proposed to estimate this offset [11]–[15] and to mitigate its effects [16]–[19]. In [1], [5]–[8], [20] expressions for bit error rate is calculated and in [4] BER is found with simulation. "
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    • "The noise subspace U n contains (N − QT ) eigenvectors in U corresponding to (N − QT ) smallest eigenvalues ofˆR . This selection of spreading codes also ensures that the ACFO and CIR estimates are unique [7] "
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    • "Thus the users' CIR can be uniquely identified by just placing a simple rank constraint on the users' spreading codes. The above results hold even when each user transmits different number of data symbols in one MC-CDMA symbol duration, i.e., user i transmits Q i data symbols in one MC-CDMA symbol and Q 0 = Q 1 = · · · = Q T −1 [18]. "
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