Conference Paper

Impact of the Channel Time-Selectivity on BER Performance of Broadband Analog Network Coding with Two-Slot Channel Estimation

Motive Div., Alcatel-Lucent Bell N.V., Antwerp, Belgium
DOI: 10.1109/VETECS.2011.5956450 Conference: Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 2011 IEEE 73rd
Source: IEEE Xplore


Network coding at the physical layer (PNC) can be used to improve the network capacity in a wireless channel. Broadband analog network coding (ANC) was introduced as a simpler implementation of PNC. The coherent detection and self-information removal in ANC require accurate channel state information (CSI). In this paper, we theoretically investigate an impact of the channel time-selectivity on the bit error rate (BER) performance of broadband ANC with practical channel estimation (CE) scheme using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). The achievable BER performance gains due to the first and second order polynomial time-domain channel interpolation are evaluated using derived close-form BER expressions.

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