New velocity estimator for cellular systems based on higher order crossings

Ali Abdi, Mostafa Kaveh

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Velocity estimation is of great importance in mobile cellular systems and is essential for satisfactory handoff performance, effective dynamic channel assignment, etc. In this contribution, the rate of maxima of the received signal envelope is proposed as a new velocity estimator. Required formulas are derived analytically, and the performance of this estimator in the presence of Gaussian noise, nonisotropic scattering, Rayleigh fading, and lognormal shadowing is compared with the conventional zero crossing rate estimator. This new estimator has much superior robustness against variations of SNR and scattering density, and similar to the zero crossing rate estimator, its quality deteriorates in the presence of shadowing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1423-1427
Number of pages5
JournalConference Record of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 32nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems & Computers. Part 1 (of 2) - Pacific Grove, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 1 1998Nov 4 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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