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ML Time-Frequency Synchronization for MIMO-OFDM Systems in Unknown Frequency Selective Fading Channels

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5 Author(s)
Amir Saemi ; University of Limoges/Xlim/C2S2/ESTE UMR CNRS 6172, Parc ESTER, 87000 Limoges, France, saemi@ensil.unilim.fr ; Vahid Meghdadi ; Jean-pierre Cances ; Mohammad Reza Zahabi
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This paper addresses maximum-likelihood (ME) time-frequency synchronization algorithm joint with channel estimation for MIMO-OFDM systems in frequency selective fading channels. In proposed algorithm, we use two steps to maximize a proposed metric to obtain first frequency offset and then timing. Using these two estimates, the channel is identified. An iterative algorithm is proposed to improve frequency offset estimation. The performance of the proposed synchronization approach, in terms of timing failure probability and mean square error of the estimated frequency offset, was compared with literature. Based on simulation results, the Cramer-Rao lower bound is obtained with a few iterations

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2006 IEEE 17th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications

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11-14 Sept. 2006