MMSE and adaptive prediction of time-varying channels for OFDM systems

D. Schafhuber, G. Matz
2005 IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications  
We propose decision-directed channel predictors for orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) communications over time-varying channels. Channel prediction is capable of yielding up-to-date channel state information even without regular transmission of pilot symbols. It is thus potentially useful for delay-free equalization, antenna combining, space-time decoding, adaptive modulation, adaptive power control, and adaptive transmit antenna diversity. We derive a minimum mean-square error
more » ... hannel predictor and its efficient discrete Fourier transform implementation. Furthermore, we develop adaptive predictors that do not require any statistical prior knowledge and are able to track nonstationary channel and noise statistics. Simulation results involving an OFDM receiver in which channel prediction is used for delay-free equalization demonstrate the excellent performance of the proposed techniques even for fast time-varying channels.
doi:10.1109/twc.2004.843055 fatcat:6atk76kgorfjfhtmuns7iuomze