OFDM frequency offset estimation based on BLUE principle

TitleOFDM frequency offset estimation based on BLUE principle
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsMinn, H., P. Tarasak, and V. K. Bhargava
Conference NameVehicular Technology Conference, 2002. Proceedings. VTC 2002-Fall. 2002 IEEE 56th
Pagination1230 - 1234 vol.2
Keywordsbest linear unbiased estimation, BLUE principle, Cramer-Rao lower bound, frequency estimation, frequency offset estimation, mean square error methods, mean square error performance, MSE performance, OFDM, OFDM modulation, radio links, SNR

High performance frequency estimation is an important issue in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems since OFDM systems are very sensitive to carrier frequency offsets. Recently, M. Morelli and U. Mengali (M M) presented a near optimal frequency estimator based on the best linear unbiased estimation (BLUE) principle (see IEEE Commun. Letters, vol.3, no.3, p.75-7, 1999). We present three frequency estimation methods based on the BLUE principle. The third method has the same frequency estimation mean square error (MSE) performance as the M M method. The first two methods give better MSE performance than the M M method, especially at low SNR values. The first two methods' MSE performances are essentially the same and quite close to the Cramer-Rao lower bound for all SNR values; hence, these proposed methods are very attractive for OFDM applications.


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