Schmidl and Cox method in OFDM blocks

Hi,

I have been trying to understand OFDM blocks, especially equalization
and
estimation part of the code. In the file ofdm_chanest_vcvc_impl.cc,
schmidl
and cox method is used.
I am unable to understand use of this method for channel estimation and
equalization. Also there are some ToDo left out in the code, some light
on
that would also be useful.

Thanks a lot.

Shashank

On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 07:45:56PM +0200, Shashank G. wrote:

I have been trying to understand OFDM blocks, especially equalization and
estimation part of the code. In the file ofdm_chanest_vcvc_impl.cc, schmidl and
cox method is used.

I am unable to understand use of this method for channel estimation and
equalization. Also there are some ToDo left out in the code, some light on that
would also be useful.

Hi Shashank,

have you read the paper on Schmidl & Cox? It’s referenced in the code.

Also, make sure you’ve read these:
http://gnuradio.org/doc/doxygen/page_packet_data.html
http://gnuradio.org/doc/doxygen/page_ofdm.html

Once you’ve understood the theory, here’s the practical side:

The algorithm is split up into two parts, the fine frequency + timing
estimation (== packet detection) and the coarse frequency + channel
coefficients estimation.

The first is done in ofdm_sync_sc_cfb. The two outputs are the frequency
offset and a trigger signal to mark the beginning of the packet. We use
the first to immediately correct the fine frequency offset.

After packetization, there are two separate signal processing paths for
header and payload. When the header is modulated, the coarse freq.
offset is not yet known, so that needs to be estimated along with the
channel coefficient.
There is only one TODO left in these blocks: There is a method to
improve the estimation quality of the channel coefficients by applying
knowledge of the maximum channel delay, which is not yet implemented,
but this way, it can be added without any API changes.

MB


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Hallo,
I have a question related to the Ofdm Rx example in gnuradio. How can we measure the Eb/No of the AWGN channel in this example. If we assume that the transmission is in baseband. The signal contains the two preambles ,header,and payload.
If we change the voltage of the channel which SNR we obtain.
Thank you!

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