A blind OFDM synchronization algorithm based on cyclic correlation

Byungjoon Park, Hyunsoo Cheon, Eunseok Ko, Changeon Kang, Daesik Hong

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Future wireless systems will need to employ blind estimation to achieve better spectral efficiency. In this letter, we introduce a blind synchronization algorithm for jointly estimating timing and frequency offset in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. The proposed estimator exploits the second-order cyclostationarity of received signals and then uses the symbol-timing and carrier frequency offset information appearing in the cyclic correlation. Because it is a blind estimator, no channel impulse response information is required. Simulations demonstrate that the proposed estimator performs at a sufficiently high level, thus indicating its suitability for use over fading channels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-85
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Letters
Issue number2 PART I
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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