Long Range Channel Prediction for Adaptive OFDM Systems



 Ian C. Wong, Antonio Forenza, Robert W. Heath , Jr., and Brian L. Evans


to appear in the Proc. of IEEE Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, USA, Nov. 7-10, 2004


In this paper, different techniques for long-range channel prediction for OFDM systems are investigated. Frequency domain channel prediction on each OFDM data subcarrier is first explored, and it is shown that the optimum prediction filter depends only on the time-domain channel statistics for the wide-sense stationary uncorrelated scattering (WSSUS) wireless channel. Frequency domain prediction on the pilot subcarriers is investigated next, where the optimum prediction filter is determined for each pilot subcarrier, and is reused for all the nearby data subcarriers. Finally, time-domain channel prediction on the multipath taps is explored. It is shown that frequency domain prediction on the pilot subcarriers performs almost identically to prediction using all subcarriers. Furthermore, it is also shown that time-domain prediction outperforms the frequency domain prediction methods.


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