Mobile Networks and Applications

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 921–939 | Cite as

Hybrid Lower-Complexity Wiener Filter for Pilot-Based Channel Estimation for C-RS in LTE-A DL System

With Throughput Evaluation Using 3GPP LTE-A Test Cases
  • Mohammed ZourobEmail author
  • Raveendra Rao


This paper presents a pilot-based lower complexity channel estimation for Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) Cell-specific Reference Signals (C-RS). The proposed system is a hybrid one, based on using 2 × 1-D Wiener filter for noise filtering at pilot locations only with cubic spline interpolation for data symbol locations, with accuracy that almost matches the 2-D Wiener filter and Wiener interpolation under certain channel and noise conditions, and at reduced computational complexity. The performance of the proposed scheme is evaluated in terms of Mean Squared Error (MSE) under various channel conditions. Complexity analysis show that the proposed scheme requires 8.8% of the number of computations needed by 2-D Wiener filtering with Wiener interpolation, while still matching its performance up till specific noise and channel conditions. In addition, 2 × 1-D Wiener filter performance is proven to be sub-optimal when compared with the performance of 2-D Wiener filter. The obtained results show that the best noise filtering method is a combination of both moving average and Wiener filtering, where the lower bound is a function of both Symbol-to-Noise-Ratio (SNR) and the channel statistics. Simulations in real-life LTE-A scenarios confirms the feasibility of the proposed channel estimation scheme. Analytical results wherever possible and, in general, simulation results are presented.


LTE LTE advanced Channel estimation C-RS-aided channel estimation Wiener interpolation OFDM Spline interpolation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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