On the performance of optimal training-based OFDM with channel estimation error

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We analyze the performance of an uncoded orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) system in a quasistatic fading channel where optimal training is being employed for the acquisition of channel state information (CSI). Bit-error probability (BEP) expression is obtained for the linear minimum mean-square error (LMMSE) based channel estimator where mean-square error (MSE) of the channel estimator is minimized by equispaced, equipowered training with the number of training tones equal to the channel length. Optimal power allocation is obtained by minimizing the BEP expressions. The performances of BPSK, QPSK and 16-QAM schemes are considered. It is shown that while equal power training performs around 3 dB worse than the known channel case, our optimal power channel estimator performance varies between these two depending on the number of subcarrier to channel length ratio. Numerical examples are presented to further clarify and confirm the analytical findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2004
EventGLOBECOM'04 - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 29 2004Dec 3 2004


OtherGLOBECOM'04 - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDallas, TX


  • Bit error probability (BEP)
  • Channel estimator
  • Optimal training
  • Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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