Conference Paper

Initial Synchronization for 802.16e Downlink

Nokia Inc., Irving, TX
DOI: 10.1109/ACSSC.2006.354839 Conference: Signals, Systems and Computers, 2006. ACSSC '06. Fortieth Asilomar Conference on
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In this paper, we propose an initial synchronization scheme for time and carrier frequency synchronization and cell identification in 802.16e OFDMA downlink. The proposed method does not require knowledge of actual transmitted preamble, but only utilizes the preamble structure and inverse Fourier transform properties to obtain time/frequency synchronization. Through simulations, we show that the proposed synchronization method is suitable in multipath as well as multicell environment. Although evaluated for IEEE 802.16e, the proposed method can also be used in other OFDM systems with similar signal properties.

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    • "When M is not divisible by the number of subcarriers, e.g., M = 3 for the downlink of IEEE 802.16 OFDMA (WiMAX) system, the training symbol is made up of highly correlated but not identical segments in the time domain. This scenario has not been investigated by the existing literature [2]–[6], and Bhatt et al [7] suggested to use the cyclic prefix for frequency estimation. "
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    • "Figure 2 depicts the preamble of segment 1 where subcarrier 0 will correspond to the first subcarrier used on the preamble symbol [1]. Each preamble data is transmitted on every 3 rd subcarrier within the preamble symbol and the offset of the preamble subcarrier helps mobile or subscriber station determine sector of the cell [1]. "
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