Blind frequency offset estimation for PLC-OFDM with symbols overlapped in the time domain

J. Shentu, J. Armstrong

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This paper presents a blind frequency offset estimator for Polynomial Cancellation Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (PLC-OFDM) signals with symbols overlapped in the time domain (Overlap PLC-OFDM). The estimation is carded out in the frequency domain. A frequency offset estimate is obtained by using a pair of demodulated subcarriers at the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) output. As no pilot tones are required for the estimation there is no loss in bandwidth efficiency. Simulations show that this estimator is an approximately linear function of frequency offset and has low variance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventThermoelectric Materials 2000-The Next Generation Materials for Small-Scale Refrigeration and Power Generation Applications - San Francisco, CA, United States of America
Duration: 24 Apr 200027 Apr 2000

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