A modified covariance-based mobile velocity estimation method for Rician fading channels

Goohyun Park, Sangho Nam, Takki Yu, Daesik Hong, Changeon Kang

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This paper contains our proposal for a novel velocity estimation method based on the auto-covariance of the received signal and that of the squared envelope. This modified covariance-based (MCOV) estimator exhibits unbiased characteristics in a Rician fading environment. Moreover, it requires no other channel information, such as Rician factors or the angle of arrival (AoA). The authors also propose a scaling technique which can improve the performance of the MCOV method in a Rayleigh fading environment. When coupled with the scaling technique, the new method demonstrates robust performance in both the Rayleigh and Rician fading environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)706-708
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug

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Funding Information:
Manuscript submitted December 6, 2004. The associate editor coordinating the review of this letter and approving it for publication was Dr. Sarah Kate Wilson. This research was supported by the MIC (Ministry of Information and Communication), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program, supervised by the IITA (Institute of Information Technology Assessment).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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