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Non-Pilot-Aided Sequential Monte Carlo Method to Joint Signal, Phase Noise, and Frequency Offset Estimation in Multicarrier Systems
© François Septier et al. 2008
Received: 27 July 2007
Accepted: 2 April 2008
Published: 14 April 2008
We address the problem of phase noise (PHN) and carrier frequency offset (CFO) mitigation in multicarrier receivers. In multicarrier systems, phase distortions cause two effects: the common phase error (CPE) and the intercarrier interference (ICI) which severely degrade the accuracy of the symbol detection stage. Here, we propose a non-pilot-aided scheme to jointly estimate PHN, CFO, and multicarrier signal in time domain. Unlike existing methods, non-pilot-based estimation is performed without any decision-directed scheme. Our approach to the problem is based on Bayesian estimation using sequential Monte Carlo filtering commonly referred to as particle filtering. The particle filter is efficiently implemented by combining the principles of the Rao-Blackwellization technique and an approximate optimal importance function for phase distortion sampling. Moreover, in order to fully benefit from time-domain processing, we propose a multicarrier signal model which includes the redundancy information induced by the cyclic prefix, thus leading to a significant performance improvement. Simulation results are provided in terms of bit error rate (BER) and mean square error (MSE) to illustrate the efficiency and the robustness of the proposed algorithm.
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