Multi-slot estimation of space-time channels

O. Simeone, U. Spagnolini

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In mobile communications, the multipath space time channel has some fast-varying (faded amplitudes of the paths) and slowly-varying (delays and directions of arrival) features. In this paper we propose to estimate the channel from limited-length training sequences by exploiting these different varying rates without explicitly computing delays and directions of arrival. Therefore, the multi-slot channel estimate is composed of two terms: the slowly-varying space-time bases estimated from L consecutive slots and the fast-varying amplitudes estimated on a slot-by-slot basis. Performance analysis and simulations confirm the expected benefits of the multi-slot approach and demonstrate that for large L the mean square error (MSE) on the channel estimate depends only on the number of fast-varying parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)802-806
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 International Conference on Communications (ICC 2002) - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Apr 28 2002May 2 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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