Continuous-mode frame synchronization for frequency-selective channels

Yan Wang, Kai Shi, Erchin Serpedin

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Although it has been studied extensively for additive white Gaussian noise and flat fading channels, the problem of continuous-mode frame synchronization over frequency-selective channels has received much less attention. In this paper, based on the maximum likelihood criterion, we derive a computationally efficient continuous-mode algorithm for joint frame synchronization, channel and frequency offset estimation for linear modulations transmitted through unknown frequency-selective channels affected by carrier-frequency offset. Computer simulations show that the proposed algorithms exhibit low implementation complexity and good performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)865-871
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2004



  • Channel estimation
  • Frame synchronization
  • Frequency offset
  • Frequency-selective channel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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