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Code-Aided Turbo Channel Estimation for OFDM Systems with NB-LDPC Codes

Authors: H. Gierszal, Ł. Januszkiewicz, G. Bacci, M. Luise


In this paper channel estimation techniques are considered as the support methods for OFDM transmission systems based on Non Binary LDPC (Low Density Parity Check) codes. Standard frequency domain pilot aided LS (Least Squares) and LMMSE (Linear Minimum Mean Square Error) estimators are investigated. Furthermore, an iterative algorithm is proposed as a solution exploiting the NB-LDPC channel decoder to improve the performance of the LMMSE estimator. Simulation results of signals transmitted through fading mobile channels are presented to compare the performance of the proposed channel estimators.

Keywords: OFDM, LDPC codes, LMMSE, turbo channelestimation

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