Channel Quality Indicator Estimation for OFDMA Systems in the Downlink

Abdel-Majid Mourad, Loic Brunel, Akihiro Okazaki, Umer Salim
2007 2007 IEEE 65th Vehicular Technology Conference - VTC2007-Spring  
This paper investigates the problem of Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) estimation in the context of OFDMA systems in the downlink. The problem of CQI estimation is addressed for SINR-based CQI forms. In this paper, we present a technique for instantaneous SINR estimation which consists in using the channel estimator already present at the receiver to obtain the useful signal levels and signal regeneration (SR) estimator to get the level of interference plus noise. We show that SR estimator has
more » ... n error floor caused by channel estimation errors, and then we introduce a compensation factor ρ in order to remove this error floor. The compensation factor ρ is defined as the ratio between the variance of channel estimation errors and the level of interference plus noise at the input of the channel estimator. Thanks to the compensation factor ρ, we achieve a gain of about 1 dB in term of RMSE for CQI estimation over a wide range of CQI values.
doi:10.1109/vetecs.2007.368 dblp:conf/vtc/MouradBOS07 fatcat:ohvdh7reonc4rdvt7inwj263ea