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Low-Cost Channel Estimation Algorithm for DRM Receiver

Ming Yan1 and Cheng Yan2
1.GxSOC Research Institute, Communication University of China, Beijing 100024, China
2.Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China

Abstract—In this paper, we consider a digital radio mondiale (DRM) system using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) with coherent detection at the receiver. The DRM pilots are two-dimensional distribution, linear interpolation and Wiener filter interpolation respectively used in the time and frequency domain as the channel estimation algorithm. We propose a low-complexity improved Wiener filter coefficient algorithm to estimate the OFDM channels. Our proposed algorithm differs from traditional algorithms in two ways. Firstly, we divide the DRM pilots into n groups to estimate the channel responses of corresponding OFDM sub-carriers (instead of exploiting the whole pilot at the same time in traditional algorithms). Secondly, we utilize the uniform distribution characteristic of the DRM pilots to reduce the number of Wiener filter coefficients, and this effectively leads to a reduction in computation complexity. In addition, simulation results are also presented to gain further insights.

Index Terms—Channel estimation, digital radio mondiale, wiener filter, OFDM

Cite: Ming Yan and Cheng Yan, "Low-Cost Channel Estimation Algorithm for DRM Receiver," Journal of Communications, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 423-428, 2015. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.10.6.423-428