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Channel Estimation and Optimal Power Allocation for a Multiple-Antenna OFDM System

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We propose combining channel estimation and optimal power allocation approaches for a multiple-antenna orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system in high-speed transmission applications. We develop a least-square channel estimation approach, derive the performance bound of the estimator, and investigate the optimal training sequences for initial channel acquisition. Based on the channel estimates, the optimal power allocation solution which maximizes the bandwidth efficiency is derived under power and quality of service (Qos) (symbol error rate) constraints. It is shown that combining channel tracking and adaptive power allocation can dramatically enhance the outage capacity of an OFDM multiple-antenna system when severing fading occurs.

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Correspondence to Tai-Lai Tung.

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Tung, T., Yao, K. Channel Estimation and Optimal Power Allocation for a Multiple-Antenna OFDM System. EURASIP J. Adv. Signal Process. 2002, 548608 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1155/S1110865702000689

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Keywords

  • OFDM
  • multiple-antenna
  • channel estimation
  • optimal power allocation
  • capacity
  • optimal training sequences
  • MSE bounds