Channel estimation for block-fading frequency-selective Rayleigh MIMO channels: Performance limits

O. Simeone, U. Spagnolini

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In multiple antenna systems, channel estimation is a critical issue due to the large number of parameters to be estimated. For system analysis and design, it is of theoretical and practical relevance to derive a lower bound on the correlation matrix of the channel estimation error. In this paper, we derive a lower bound that can be asymptotically attained for a large number of blocks in a block-fading channel. For two different frequency-selective channel models, the analytic bound is investigated for practical system settings through numerical results in order to show the impact of Doppler spectrum, spatial correlation, number of multipaths, number of transmit/receive antenna on channel estimation performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)856-860
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 IEEE 59th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2004-Spring: Towards a Global Wireless World - Milan, Italy
Duration: May 17 2004May 19 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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