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Compensation of IQ Imbalance and DC Offset for OFDM Transmission over Frequency Selective Channels

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5 Author(s)
Hsien-Yu Tseng ; Dept. of EE & Grad. Inst, Nat. Taiwan Univ., Taipei ; Wen-Jen Cho ; Ting-Kang Chang ; See-May Phoong
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In this paper a time-domain method for joint estimation of in-phase and quadrature-phase (IQ) imbalance, direct current (DC) offset and channel response for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system is proposed. Using the fact that in an OFDM system the block size is usually much larger than the cyclic prefix length, we show that without knowing the channel impulse response, we are able to accurately estimate the IQ mismatch and DC offset, from which the channel response can be obtained. Only one OFDM block is needed for training. Simulation results demonstrate that the performance of the proposed method is very close to the ideal case when IQ mismatch, DC offset and channel response are perfectly known at the receiver.

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Communications, 2008. ICC '08. IEEE International Conference on

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19-23 May 2008