This paper investigates the estimation of multiple residual carrier frequency offsets (RCFOs) and sampling frequency offsets (SFOs) in the uplink of a multiuser OFDM network with space division multiple access (SDMA). The proposed solutions are based on the presence of some dedicated pilot tones within the signal spectrum, which are traditionally employed in OFDM systems to track channel variations and residual frequency errors. The main obstacle is the large number of parameters involved in the estimation process, which makes the uplink synchronization a rather challenging task. A practical solution to this problem relies on the separation of the received signals before the estimation procedure is started. This way, the RCFOs and SFOs of different users are estimated independently with affordable complexity. We propose two alternative approaches for users' separation. The former is based on the use of orthogonal pilot sequences, while the latter exploits the distinct spatial signatures of the uplink signals. Computer simulations and theoretical analysis are employed to assess the performance of the proposed schemes and to make comparison with existing alternatives.

Estimation of residual carrier and sampling frequency offsets in OFDM-SDMA uplink transmissions

MORELLI, MICHELE;MORETTI, MARCO
2010

Abstract

This paper investigates the estimation of multiple residual carrier frequency offsets (RCFOs) and sampling frequency offsets (SFOs) in the uplink of a multiuser OFDM network with space division multiple access (SDMA). The proposed solutions are based on the presence of some dedicated pilot tones within the signal spectrum, which are traditionally employed in OFDM systems to track channel variations and residual frequency errors. The main obstacle is the large number of parameters involved in the estimation process, which makes the uplink synchronization a rather challenging task. A practical solution to this problem relies on the separation of the received signals before the estimation procedure is started. This way, the RCFOs and SFOs of different users are estimated independently with affordable complexity. We propose two alternative approaches for users' separation. The former is based on the use of orthogonal pilot sequences, while the latter exploits the distinct spatial signatures of the uplink signals. Computer simulations and theoretical analysis are employed to assess the performance of the proposed schemes and to make comparison with existing alternatives.
Morelli, Michele; G., Imbarlina; Moretti, Marco
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