Low bias frequency domain SNR estimator using DCT in mobile fading channels

Sungtae Kim, Hyunkyu Yu, Jemin Lee, Daesik Hong

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The authors analyze the cause of bias in a fast Fourier transform (FFT)-based frequency domain signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) estimator by deriving the upper bound of the bias. The analysis is then used to propose a new frequency domain estimator using discrete cosine transform (DCT), which has lower bias. In addition, a criterion is proposed for use when maximum Doppler frequency information is available; it is based on the derived upper bound and can be used to improve the mean squared error (MSE) performance of the proposed DCT-based estimator. Simulation results show that the proposed estimator reduces the MSE remarkably by diminishing the bias.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4786478
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan

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Funding Information:
This paper was presented in part at the IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, Melbourne, Australia, May 2006. This work was supported by Korea Science and Engineering Foundation through the NRL Program (Grant R0A-2007-000-20043-0). This research was supported by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program supervised by the IITA (Institute of Information Technology Assessment) (IITA-2008-C1090-0803-0002). Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/T-WC.2009.071386.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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