Eigendecomposition-based GFDM for interference-free data transmission and pilot insertion for channel estimation

Jinkyo Jeong, Yosub Park, Sungwoo Weon, Jintae Kim, Sooyong Choi, Daesik Hong

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This paper proposes a new generalized frequency division multiplexing (GFDM) system that eliminates the effects of intrinsic interference and makes it possible to insert a pilot for channel estimation without interference. We express inter-subsymbol interference (ISI) and inter-carrier interference (ICI), which represent the intrinsic interference in GFDM systems, in a matrix form. The proposed GFDM system can remove the ISI through pre-processing and post-processing, which are done by eigendecomposition. We analytically derive the sufficient condition for the ICI removal. In this way, the proposed GFDM system is able to eliminate the effects of both the ISI and ICI. Furthermore, we investigate the prototype filter structures of the proposed GFDM system transformed by pre-processing and post-processing. We verify that the changed prototype filter structures are able to insert pilot symbols that are orthogonal to data symbols. Hence, the pilot symbols for channel estimation can be clearly observed. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed system has better BER performance than conventional GFDM systems when the channel estimation process is considered.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8440683
Pages (from-to)6931-6943
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received December 23, 2017; revised May 11, 2018; accepted August 3, 2018. Date of publication August 20, 2018; date of current version October 9, 2018. This work was supported in part by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea Government (MSIT) (NRF-2018R1A2A1A05021029) and in part by the Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion (IITP) grant funded by the Korea Government (MSIP) (2016-0-00181, Development on the core technologies of transmission, modulation and coding with low-power and low-complexity for massive connectivity in the IoT environment). The associate editor coordinating the review of this paper and approving it for publication was N. Gonzalez-Prelcic. (Corresponding author: Daesik Hong.) J. Jeong, S. Weon, J. Kim, S. Choi, and D. Hong are with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, South Korea (e-mail: uranus0917@yonsei.ac.kr; again@yonsei.ac.kr; in3614@yonsei.ac.kr; csyong@yonsei.ac.kr; daesikh@yonsei.ac.kr).

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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