Proc. SPIE. 5440, Digital Wireless Communications VI
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Signal attenuation, Matrices, Receivers, Monte Carlo methods, Antennas, Wireless communications, Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, Optimization (mathematics), Systems modeling
A maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) that jointly estimates the carrier frequency offset (CFO) and the channel response of each user in uplink OFDMA systems is investigated in this research. The proposed MLE distinguishes itself from existing methods by its applicability to more flexible carrier assignment schemes. It achieves high computational efficiency by transforming a multidimensional optimization problem into a one-dimensional optimization problem. A suboptimal method is developed to further reduce the computational complexity. It is demonstrated by simulation results that the proposed MLE can provide accurate CFO and channel estimation in both SISO and SIMO environments.