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  • A. Bannour
  • Yichuang Sun
  • M. Lassaad Ammari
  • Fabien Delestre
  • R. Bouallegue
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2468 - 2475
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Volume 61
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012


This paper presents a new algebraic carrier frequency offset (CFO) estimation technique for multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) system, to overcome the sensitivity of algebraic space-time codes (ASTCs) to frequency synchronization in quasi-static correlated Rayleigh frequency-selective fading channels. The technique uses a preamble and is thus particularly suitable for burst-mode communications. The preamble consists of orthogonal training sequences that are simultaneously transmitted from the various transmit antennas. The proposed system exploits all subcarriers in the frequency domain, which provides a remarkable performance improvement, and reaches the Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRLB) at a high signal-to-noise ratio. The proposed method is compared with three known CFO estimators in the literature: Cyclic-Prefix-based (CP), Moose, and Classen techniques that show clear advantages

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