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SNR Estimation for Preamble-based Wireless OFDM Systems using Extended Kalman Filter
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

In Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) systems, robustness in frequency selective channels is achieved using adaptable transmission parameters. To reckon these parameters, knowledge of Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) estimates obtained by channel state information is essential. This necessitates for an appropriate channel estimation scheme to acquire efficient SNR estimates in wireless frequency selective fading channels. Improved Periodic Sequence (IPS) based OFDM system incurs SNR estimates by utilizing Least Squares (LS) channel estimates and adaptively choosing significant Channel Impulse Response (CIR) paths in Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) interpolation. LS channel estimation scheme is a linear processing method, which disposes for only linear characteristics of wireless channels. In order to contend with the non linearity of frequency selective wireless channels, a non linear Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) estimation scheme is implemented with DFT interpolation in this extended IPS estimation algorithm. The proposed extended IPS estimator outperforms IPS estimator in terms of average SNR and SNR per subcarrier for frequency selective channels.

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2011. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Extended Kalman Filter, Fading channels, Least squares, OFDM, SNR
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-3657Local ID: diva2:830968
Shravan Kumar Parsi - 0091 9949954432 Sridhar Basa - 0091 9676180953Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2011-10-18 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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