A Study of Pilot-Aided Channel Estimation in MIMO-GFDM Systems

Konferenz: WSA 2016 - 20th International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas
09.03.2016 - 11.03.2016 in München, Deutschland

Tagungsband: ITG-Fb. 261: WSA 2016

Seiten: 8Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Ehsanfar, Shahab; Matthe, Maximillian; Zhang, Dan; Fettweis, Gerhard (Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

Generalized frequency division multiplexing (GFDM) is a promising candidate waveform for next generation wireless communications systems. Unlike conventional orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) based systems, it is a non-orthogonal waveform subject to inter-carrier and inter-symbol interference. In multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, the additional inter-antenna interference also takes place. The presence of such three-dimensional interference challenges the receiver design. This paper addresses the MIMOGFDM channel estimation problem with the aid of known reference signals also referred as pilots. Specifically, the received signal is expressed as the joint effect of the pilot part, unknown data part and noise part. On top of this formulation, least squares (LS) and linear minimum mean square error (LMMSE) estimators are presented, while their performance is evaluated for various pilot arrangements.