Frequency synchronization for MIMO OFDM wireless LAN systems

T.C.W. Schenk, A. Zelst, van

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    The paper proposes an accurate and time-efficient technique for frequency synchronization of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. The technique uses a preamble and is thus especially suitable for burst mode communication. The preamble consists of training sequences simultaneously transmitted from the various transmit antennas. From analysis, it is shown that the accuracy of frequency synchronization is close to the Cramer-Rao lower bound and increases for increasing RMS delay spreads and number of receive antennas. Furthermore, application of the proposed algorithm in MIMO OFDM wireless local-area-network (WLAN) systems leads to a BER that is only slightly higher than that of a perfectly synchronized system, making it highly applicable.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationproc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall 2003
    Place of PublicationOrlando, USA
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    Event58th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2003-Fall) - Orlando, FL, United States
    Duration: 6 Oct 20039 Oct 2003
    Conference number: 58


    Conference58th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2003-Fall)
    Abbreviated titleVTC 2003-Fall
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityOrlando, FL


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