A novel pilot channel-based channel estimation method for chip-interleaved MC-CDMA systems

Youngbo Cho, Sangmin Ro, Hangyu Cho, Daesik Hong

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In wireless mobile communication systems, the channel state information (CSI) is very useful information to optimize the system performance. In this paper, we propose a novel channel estimation method using two consecutive subcarriers (CE-TCS) which is based on pilot channel-based channel estimation (PCCE). The proposed CE-TCS alters the system structure in order to maintain orthogonality between data and pilot channels over two consecutive subcarriers. Contrary to the conventional PCCE, this new CE-TCS can obtain both accurate CSI and diversity gain in a frequency-interleaved multicarrier code division multiple access (MC-CDMA) system. Moreover, contrary to the conventional pilot tone-aided channel estimation (PTCE), CE-TCS need not change pilot pattern. Simulation results verify that the proposed method achieves a gain of about 2dB for a BER of 10-4 compared to PTCE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3324-3327
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2004 IEEE 60th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2004-Fall: Wireless Technologies for Global Security - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Sept 262004 Sept 29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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