MMSE-based Algorithm for Joint Signal Detection, Channel and Noise Variance Estimation for OFDM Systems

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MMSE-based Algorithm for Joint Signal Detection, Channel and Noise Variance Estimation for OFDM Systems

Vincent Savaux, Supélec, Rennes, France
Yves Louët, Supélec (SCEE team), Rennes, France

ISBN : 9781848216976

Publication Date : September 2014

Hardcover 136 pp

70.00 USD



This book presents an algorithm for the detection of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal in a cognitive radio context by means of a joint and iterative channel and noise estimation technique. Based on the minimum mean square criterion, it performs an accurate detection of a user in a frequency band, by achieving a quasi-optimal channel and noise variance estimation if the signal is present, and by estimating the noise level in the band if the signal is absent.
Organized into three chapters, the first chapter provides the background against which the system model is presented, as well as some basics concerning the channel statistics and the transmission of an OFDM signal over a multipath channel. In Chapter 2, the proposed iterative algorithm for the noise variance and the channel estimation is detailed, and in Chapter 3, an application of the algorithm for the free-band detection is proposed. In both Chapters 2 and 3, the principle of the algorithm is presented in a simple way, and more elaborate developments are also provided. The different assumptions and assertions in the developments and the performance of the proposed method are validated through simulations, and compared to methods of the scientific literature.


1. Background and System Model.
2. Joint Channel and Noise Variance Estimation in the Presence of the OFDM Signal.
3. Application of the Algorithm as a Detector for Cognitive Radio Systems.

About the authors

Vincent Savaux is a post doctorate at Supélec in Rennes, France. He has worked in the SCEE (Signal, Communications and Embedded Electronics) team since the beginning of 2014.
Yves Louët is Professor at Supélec (SCEE team) in Rennes, France. His research activities concern the physical layer of multicarrier communication systems applied to intelligent and green radio.

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