An equalization technique for orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing systems in time-variant multipath channels

Won Gi Jeon, Kyung Hi Chang, Yong Soo Cho
1999 IEEE Transactions on Communications  
A loss of subchannel orthogonality due to timevariant multipath channels in orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems leads to interchannel interference (ICI) which increases the error floor in proportion to the Doppler frequency. In this paper, a simple frequency-domain equalization technique which can compensate for the effect of ICI in a multipath fading channel is proposed. In this technique, the equalization of the received OFDM signal is achieved by using the assumption
more » ... g the assumption that the channel impulse response (CIR) varies in a linear fashion during a block period and by compensating for the ICI terms that significantly affect the bit-error rate (BER) performance. Index Terms-Equalization, interchannel interference, orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing, time-variant multipath channels.
doi:10.1109/26.747810 fatcat:23q6anuvtjdwxa2rosnevj3fua