Channel estimation for precoded MIMO systems

A. Vosoughi, A. Scaglione

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We consider a block fading frequency selective multi-input multi-output (MIMO) channel in additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN). The channel input is a training vector superimposed on a linearly precoded vector of Gaussian symbols. This form of precoding is referred to as affine precoding. We derive the channel Cramer-Rao bound (CRB) and we show that tr(CRB) can be lowered if we design the precoder and training such that the channel estimation through the training component is not affected by the precoded symbols. We propose a deterministic channel estimation algorithm which combines a second order blind estimator capitalized on the redundant precoding, with a standard linear estimator which exploits only training. The simulation results show a performance improvement over the least square (LS) which utilizes only training to obtain the channel estimate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, SSP 2003
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780379977
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, SSP 2003 - St. Louis, United States
Duration: Sep 28 2003Oct 1 2003

Publication series

NameIEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing Proceedings


OtherIEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, SSP 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Louis


  • AWGN
  • Additive white noise
  • Channel estimation
  • Channel state information
  • Fading
  • Frequency domain analysis
  • Frequency estimation
  • Least squares approximation
  • MIMO
  • Stacking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Science Applications


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