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Training signals for OFDM channel estimation should possess low PAR to avoid nonlinear distortions at the transmit amplifier and at the same time they should be robust against frequency offsets. In this letter, we show that the above two requirements of the training signals are conflicting. We propose two new training signal designs for MIMO OFDM frequency-selective channel estimation. Our proposed training signals achieve more robust channel estimation performance against frequency offsets while satisfying the PAR constraints compared to training signals designed to achieve a fixed low PAR but without any consideration for robustness to frequency offsets.
Date of Publication: August 2008