Journal of Computer Science

Iterative Channel Estimation Algorithm in Multiple Input Multiple Output Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Systems

Mona Nasseri and Hamidreza Bakhshi

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2010.224.228

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 6, Issue 2

Pages 224-228


Problem statement: The objective of this study is improving channel estimation accuracy in MIMO-OFDM system because channel state information is required for signal detection at receiver and its accuracy affects the overall performance of system and it is essential to improve the channel estimation for more reliable communications. MIMO-OFDM system was chosen in this study because it has been widely used today due to its high data rate, channel capacity and its adequate performance in frequency selective fading channels. For this purpose a 2×2 system was designed and pilot aided channel estimation with interpolation, is made iterative to enhance BER performance. Approach: First of all, pilots were inserted among subcarriers in transmitter with distances emerged of sampling theory then Least Square (LS) method was chosen for initial channel estimation in pilots at receiver, using applicable proposed receiver, which has simple and usable structure, then channel state information was estimated by linear interpolator in information subcarriers, which uses two adjacent channel estimation in pilots to compute channel in another subcarriers and an LMS iterative algorithm, including a feedback of output is added to system. This algorithm uses the channel estimation of last iteration in current estimation. Results: Adding a LMS iterative algorithm to system, improves the channel estimation performance. Simulation results proved the acceptable BER performance of iterative channel estimation algorithm, which is closed to the ideal channel. Conclusion: The low-complexity proposed receiver including LMS algorithm, has a higher efficiency than conventional methods and it can work in lower amount of SNRs.


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