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ICI-ISI mitigation in cooperative SFBC-OFDM with carrier frequency offset

Sreedhar, D and Chockalingam, A (2007) ICI-ISI mitigation in cooperative SFBC-OFDM with carrier frequency offset. In: 18th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communication, SEP 03-07, 2007, Athens.

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Abstract

Synchronization issues pose a big challenge in cooperative communications. The benefits of cooperative diversity could be easily undone by improper synchronization. The problem arises because it would be difficult, from a complexity perspective, for multiple transmitting nodes to synchronize to a single receiver. For OFDM based systems, loss of performance due to imperfect carrier synchronization is severe, since it results in inter-carrier interference (ICI). The use of space-time/space-frequency codes from orthogonal designs are attractive for cooperative encoding. But orthogonal designs suffer from inter-symbol interference (ISI) due to the violation of quasi-static assumption, which can arise due to frequency- or time-selectivity of the channel. In this paper, we are concerned with combating the effects of i) ICI induced by carrier frequency offsets (CFO), and ii) ISI induced by frequency selectivity of the channel, in a cooperative communication scheme using space-frequency block coded (SFBC) OFDM. Specifically, we present an iterative interference cancellation (IC) algorithm to combat the ISI and ICI effects. The proposed algorithm could be applied to any orthogonal or quasi-orthogonal designs in cooperative SFBC OFDM schemes.

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2010 09:05
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/26357

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