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In this paper, we consider different types of guard intervals for OFDM systems, i.e. cyclic prefix (CP), zero padding (ZP) and known symbol padding (KSP). We compare the different OFDM systems with respect to their SNR performance. We show that CP-OFDM and ZP-OFDM have exactly the same performance, whereas KSP-OFDM has a slightly worse performance. Further,(More)
In this contribution we consider the Cramer-Rao bound (CRB) for the estimation of the time delay of a noisy linearly modulated signal with random data symbols and random carrier phase. Because of the presence of the nuisance parameters (i.e., data symbols and carrier phase), a closed-form expression of this CRB is very hard to obtain for arbitrary PSK, QAM(More)
—This paper is devoted to turbo synchronization, that is to say the use of soft information to estimate parameters like carrier phase, frequency offset or timing within a turbo receiver. It is shown how maximum-likelihood estimation of those synchronization parameters can be implemented by means of the iterative expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm [1].(More)
This contribution considers turbo synchronization, that is to say, the use of soft data information to estimate parameters like carrier phase, frequency, or timing offsets of a modulated signal within an iterative data demodulator. In turbo synchronization, the receiver exploits the soft decisions computed at each turbo decoding iteration to provide a(More)
—This contribution deals with two hypothesis testing problems for digital receivers: frame synchronization and phase ambiguity resolution. As current receivers use powerful error-correcting codes and operate at low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), these problems have become increasingly challenging: one is forced either to waste a part of the bandwidth on(More)
We investigate the sensitivity to carrier phase jitter of an orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA) system. When all OFDMA carriers have the same power level and the jitter spectrum, the degradation caused by the jitter is shown to be equal to the degradation of an OFDM system. Also, traditional FDMA is found to be slightly more robust than(More)
— In this paper, we consider the effect of a carrier phase offset on the performance of a low-density parity-check (LDPC) coded QAM modulated system. We investigate an ML-based carrier phase synchronization algorithm, that makes use of the posterior probabilities of the data symbols, provided by the iterative decoder. The resulting carrier phase(More)
This contribution considers the joint estimation of the carrier phase and the frequency offset from a noisy linearly modulated burst signal containing random data symbols (DS) as well as known pilot symbols (PS). The corresponding Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRB) is derived. This bound indicates that it is potentially more accurate to estimate carrier phase and(More)
—In mobile radio communication, the fading channels generally exhibit both time-selectivity and frequency-selectivity. Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing has been proposed to combat the frequency-selectivity, but its performance is also affected by the time-selectivity. In this paper, we investigate how various parameters, such as the number of(More)