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A low complexity channel estimation scheme for the WB-CDMA terminal

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1 Author(s)
Batut, E. ; France Telecom R&D, Meylan, France

Channel estimation is of crucial importance for tomorrow's wireless mobile communication systems. However, high-performance algorithms often come at the cost of a high computational complexity, which makes them unsuitable for the terminal equipment. A low-complexity version of an iterative channel estimator is proposed for the third-generation WB-CDMA (wideband code division multiple access) terminal. Its performance compares favorably with that of the original version. Furthermore, a novel criterion for false-path detection is introduced, thus avoiding useless computations being performed later on. Possible improvements are proposed

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Wireless Communications, 2001. (SPAWC '01). 2001 IEEE Third Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in

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