Decision-directed fine synchronization for coded OFDM systems

K. Shi, E. Serpedin, P. Ciblat

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A new decision-directed (DD) synchronization scheme is proposed for joint estimation of carrier frequency offset (CFO) and sampling clock frequency offset (SFO) in coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. By exploiting the decisions provided by a Viterbi decoder and the information available on all the modulated subcarriers, we report accurate estimators of residual CFO and small SFO without relying on pilots. The performance analysis and simulation results indicate that the proposed novel DD scheme achieves much better performance than the conventional pilot-based schemes in both AWGN and frequency-selective channels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)IV-365-IV-368
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2004
EventProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Montreal, Que, Canada
Duration: 17 May 200421 May 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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