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Channel estimation for layered space-time systems

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Space-time techniques for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems potentially provide vast increases in capacity. In order to achieve the quoted capacity gains the MIMO channel impulse response (CIR) must be known or estimated. Thus far, existing MIMO channel estimation techniques have been limited to the narrowband case or cater specifically for coded space-time systems. In this paper, we present a novel training-based MIMO channel estimation scheme for an uncoded layered space-time system that operates in the wideband frequency-selective fading environment. The method uses a pilot matrix consisting of pilot symbols derived from the Paley-Hadamard matrix in order to jointly estimate the individual CIR of the MIMO channel. The orthogonal property of the pilot matrix is utilized to resolve both intersymbol interference and intercarrier interference of the multiple transmit and received signals. The Paley Toeplitz structure is also exploited in order to minimise the length of the pilot sequence for a given length of CIR and thus maximise the effective data throughput. Results are presented which demonstrate the accuracy of the proposed channel estimation scheme and its performance in a layered space-time system.

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Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, 2003. SPAWC 2003. 4th IEEE Workshop on

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15-18 June 2003