Effect of Channel Estimation Error on QAM Systems with Antenna Diversity

Xia, Bin and Wang, Jiangzhou (2005) Effect of Channel Estimation Error on QAM Systems with Antenna Diversity. IEEE Transactions on Communications, COM-53 (3). pp. 481-488. ISSN 0090-6778 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This paper studies the effect of channel estimation error and antenna diversity on multilevel quadrature amplitude modulation (M-QAM) systems over Rayleigh fading channels. Based on the characteristic function method, a general closed-form bit-error rate (BER) for M-QAM systems is presented. The effect of the inaccurate channel estimation on the performance for pilot-symbol-assisted modulation M-QAM systems with antenna diversity is investigated. Simulation results for M-QAM (M = 4, 16, 64, 256, etc.) show that the analytical method can accurately estimate the system performance. Moreover, numerical results show that with the antenna-diversity technique, the BER performance improves significantly, especially in perfect channel-estimation cases. It is also found that the channel-estimation error limits the benefit of antenna diversity. By increasing the length of the channel estimator and the amplitude of the pilot symbol, more accurate channel estimation can be achieved, so that the BER performance is improved

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: Yiqing Liang
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2008 23:56
Last Modified: 02 May 2014 08:22
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8878 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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