Mobile speed estimation using diversity combining in fading channels

Hong Zhang, Ali Abdi

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In this paper we consider the problem of mobile speed estimation using two common diversity schemes: selection combining (SC) and maximal ratio combining (MRC). We derive three new estimators, which rely on the inphase zero crossing rate, inphase rate of maxima, and the instantaneous frequency zero crossing rate of the output of SC. We also propose two estimators which work based on the level crossing rates of the envelopes at the output of SC and MRC. The performances of all these estimators are investigated in realistic noisy environments with different kind of scatterings and different number of diversity branches. Our simulation results have revealed that a two-branch envelope level crossing rate estimator provides a performance gain. In terms of the implementation complexity, the SC-based estimator is superior to MRC, as it does not need channel estimation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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