Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 97, Issue 3, pp 3875–3889 | Cite as

Joint Blind Equalization and Decoding in OFDM Systems Using Particle Filtering

  • Mohamad Farzan SabahiEmail author
  • Negin Ghasemi


In this paper a sequential algorithm is proposed for joint blind channel equalization and decoding for orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) in frequency selective channels. This algorithm offers a recursive method to sequentially calculate the posterior probability for maximum a posteriori detection. Recursive calculations are done along the indexes in each OFDM symbol using a particle filter. By defining an appropriate importance function, and a proper prior probability distribution function for the channel tap coefficients (and marginalizing it), an efficient method is presented for joint equalization and channel decoding in OFDM based systems. Performance of the proposed detector is evaluated using computer simulations and its bit error rate is compared with the trained turbo equalizer and a conventional particle filter-based method. The results show that the proposed method outperforms the previously presented particle filter-based method without a need for training data.


Blind equalization Joint equalization and decoding Particle filtering OFDM 



We would like to thank Dr. Amir R. Forouzan. He kindly read our paper and offered very useful comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of IsfahanIsfahanIran

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