Robust Semi-Blind Estimation of Channel and CFO for GFDM Systems

Yujie Liu, Xu Zhu, Eng Gee Lim, Yufei Jiang, Yi Huang

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We propose a robust semi-blind estimation scheme of channel and carrier frequency offset (CFO) for generalized frequency division multiplexing (GFDM) systems. This, to the best of our knowledge, is the first work to propose an integral solution to channel and full-range CFO for a wide range of GFDM systems. Based on the derived equivalent system model with CFO included implicitly, a subspace based method is proposed to perform initial channel estimation blindly, which requires only a small number of received symbols to achieve the second order statistics of the received signal. Then, CFO estimation and channel ambiguity elimination are undertaken in series by utilizing a small number of nulls and pilots in a single sub-symbol. Both channel and CFO estimations are more robust against inter-carrier interference (ICI) and inter-symbol interference (ISI) caused by the nonorthogonal filter of GFDM, compared to the existing methods. The proposed scheme achieves a bit error rate (BER) performance close to the ideal case with perfect CFO and channel estimations especially at medium and high signal-to-noise-ratios (SNRs).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538680889
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 20 May 201924 May 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019

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