Channel Estimation and ISI/ICI Cancellation for MIMO-OFDM Systems with Insufficient Cyclic Prefix

  • Yi-Jen Chiu
  • Chien-Sheng Chen
  • Ting-Wei Chang
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 5)


In multi-input multi-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM) systems, the multipath components whose delays exceed cyclic prefix (CP) cause inter-symbol interference (ISI) and inter-carrier interference (ICI), which may degrade system performance severely. In this paper, we propose a joint channel estimation and ISI/ICI cancellation scheme in which a limited CP is used in a trade-off against high-rate performance in MIMO-OFDM systems. A channel estimation scheme based on the criterion of Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm can be proposed through the use of a training symbol. The EM algorithm uses an iterative procedure to estimate channel parameters and can estimate channel impulse response (CIR) accurately enough to mitigate ISI/ICI influences. Through the accurate CIR estimation, an efficient method has been developed to counteract ISI/ICI influences in signal detection in the case where the inserted CP length is less than the CIR length. Simulation results show that the proposed method can significantly enhance the overall MIMO-OFDM system performance after only a few iterations.


multi-input multi-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM) inter-symbol interference (ISI) inter-carrier interference (ICI) Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yi-Jen Chiu
    • 1
  • Chien-Sheng Chen
    • 1
  • Ting-Wei Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringDiwan CollegeTainan countyTaiwan ROC

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