Blind Estimation of Carrier Frequency Offset for OFDM Systems using Maximum Likelihood Technique

Ranjan, Raj Kumar (2014) Blind Estimation of Carrier Frequency Offset for OFDM Systems using Maximum Likelihood Technique. MTech thesis.



A Multicarrier Communication system such as an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing OFDM has been shown to be an impressive approach to combat multipath fading in wireless communications. OFDM is a modulation scheme that allows digital data to be efficiently and reliably transmitted over a radio channel, even in multipath environments. OFDM transmits data by using a large number of narrow bandwidth carriers. These carriers are regularly spaced in frequency, forming a block of spectrum. The frequency spacing and time synchronization of the carriers is chosen in such a way that the carriers are orthogonal, meaning that they do not cause interference to each other. In spite of the success and effectiveness of the OFDM systems, it suffers from a well-known drawback of high sensitivity to Carrier Frequency Offset (CFO). The presence of the CFO in the received carrier will lose orthogonality among the carriers and causes a reduction of desired signal amplitude in the output decision variable and introduces Inter Carrier Interference (ICI). It then brings up an increase of Bit Error Rate (BER). This makes the problem of estimating the CFO an attractive and necessary research problem. In this thesis Blind Modified ML CFO estimation technique based on data symbol repetition is discussed to estimate the offset parameter.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Electrical Engineering
ID Code:5681
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:30 Jul 2014 13:58
Last Modified:30 Jul 2014 13:58
Supervisor(s):Sahu, P K

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