Free Deconvolution for OFDM MultiCell SNR Detection

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Conference Paper


PIMRC (Cognitive Radio Workshop), Cannes, France (2008)


In this paper, a new blind OFDM multicell detection method is proposed to determine the number of base stations in a cellular system. Using recent results of free deconvolution, the algorithm enables the terminal to count the number of surrounding base stations as well as the received power using only a limited number of snapshots. This is in sharp contrast with classical asymptotic blind techniques and a theoretical analysis is proposed to study the impact of frequency selectivity and the number of receive/transmit antennas. Simulations are provided to sustain the theoretical claims and comparisons are provided with classical techniques.

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