Joint beamforming and channel estimation for pilot-aided WCDMA systems
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The problem of joint beamforming and channel estimation for multi-rate multi-code systems is addressed. Usual schemes perform this filtering/estimation operation making use of a training sequence time-multiplexed with the transmitted data. However if pilot and traffic signals are transmitted simultaneously using distinct code allocation-as it is the case in recent standards such as cdma2000 or WCDMA-these schemes tend to fail. This paper proposes semi-blind techniques to overcome the uplink auto-interfering effects of such systems. It is shown that the semi-blind approach yields substantially better performance results thanks to the implicit modeling of the unknown traffic data.
CitationMestre, F., Najar, M., R. Fonollosa, J. Joint beamforming and channel estimation for pilot-aided WCDMA systems. A: IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. "ICASSP 2000: 2000 IEEE international conference on acoustics, speech, and signal processing: silver anniversary, proceedings: 5-9 June 2000: Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, Istanbul, Turkey". Istanbul: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2000, p. 2577-2580.