SER/BER Expression for M-QAM OFDM Systems with Imperfect Channel Estimation and I/Q Imbalance

Udesh Oruthota, Olav Tirkkonen

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Abstract

We investigate the joint effect of channel estimation and frequency flat transmitter and receiver I/Q imbalance on an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) system. We assume independent fading with identically and independently distributed (i.i.d) mirror carrier channel coefficients. Closed form expressions for symbol error rate and bit error rate of M-QAM modulation are derived. We consider join and separate channel estimation, as well as joint and separate equalization of the mirror carriers. Performance is evaluated by treating the I/Q interference as a non-Gaussian random variable. The results show that a Gaussian approximation of I/Q interference is very good, especially for low order modulations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number303
Pages (from-to)1-14
JournalEURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
Volume2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • I/Q imbalance
  • OFDM
  • Rayleigh fading channel
  • Imperfect channel estimation
  • Symbol error rate
  • Bit error rate

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