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A Pilot-Pattern Based Algorithm for MIMO-OFDM Channel Estimation

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School of Communication and Information Engineering, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, No. 58 Yanta Middle Road, Xi’an 710054, China
National Key Lab for Radar Signal Processing, Xidian University, No. 266 Xifeng Road, Xi’an 710071, China
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Academic Editor: Hsiung-Cheng Lin
Algorithms 2017, 10(1), 3;
Received: 12 September 2016 / Revised: 7 December 2016 / Accepted: 13 December 2016 / Published: 28 December 2016
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An improved pilot pattern algorithm for facilitating the channel estimation in multiple input multiple output-orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM) systems is proposed in this paper. The presented algorithm reconfigures the parameter in the least square (LS) algorithm, which belongs to the space-time block-coded (STBC) category for channel estimation in pilot-based MIMO-OFDM system. Simulation results show that the algorithm has better performance in contrast to the classical single symbol scheme. In contrast to the double symbols scheme, the proposed algorithm can achieve nearly the same performance with only half of the complexity of the double symbols scheme. View Full-Text
Keywords: MIMO; OFDM; channel estimation; least square; pilot MIMO; OFDM; channel estimation; least square; pilot

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