Robust ICI Self-cancellation OFDM Receiver with Dynamic Phase and Amplitude Estimations

  • Hsiao-Chun Wu
  • Xiaozhou Huang


Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) has been applied in the current wireless local-area networks and digital video broadcasting since it is robust against the frequency-selective channels. However, there is still a crucial intercarrier-interference (ICI) problem due to Doppler effect, local frequency drift and sampling clock offset, associated with OFDM systems. Recently ICI self-cancellation schemes have been proposed to significantly reduce the ICI and empirically they greatly outperform the convolutional coding schemes adopted by the IEEE 802.11 standard. However, all existing ICI self-cancellation receivers are still sensitive to the phase and amplitude ambiguities due to the phase offset, the local oscillator frequency drift and the multipath reflections. Therefore, in this paper, a novel receiver design integrating the ICI self-cancellation with a proposed dynamic phase and amplitude estimation mechanism is introduced, which can well solve the ambiguity problem. The Monte Carlo simulation results show that our phase and amplitude estimators can greatly decrease the error probability for the final symbol detection in the ICI self-cancellation OFDM receivers.

Key words

OFDM ICI cancellation phase estimation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Communications and Signal Processing LaboratoryLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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