Sequence designs for robust consistent frequency-offset estimation in OFDM systems

Kilbom Lee, Sung Hyun Moon, Seehyun Kim, Inkyu Lee

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In this paper, we derive the average pairwise error probability (PEP) of an integer carrier frequency-offset (CFO) estimator with consistent pilots in orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems and address several issues based on PEP analysis. In particular, the relationship between the PEP and consistent pilots is established in terms of a diversity gain and a shift gain. Based on the observations, we present new criteria for sequence designs. Simulation results show that the sequence developed from these criteria yields much reduced outliers compared with conventional sequences for consistent CFO estimation in frequency-selective fading channels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1389-1394
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Carrier frequency offset (CFO)
  • Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Pairwise error probability (PEP)
  • Synchronization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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