A frame timing and carrier frequency synchronization scheme for OFDM using frequency-shifted signal

Muneo Konishi, Taisuke Hosokawa, Tsuyoshi Maeda, Fumio Takahata

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    This paper proposes a scheme for realizing simultaneously frame timing and carrier frequency synchronization in OFDM systems for wireless packet communications. Data symbols, which are frequency shifted by the half of subcarrier spacing based on the pattern of Barker sequence, are utilized as pilot symbols for the synchronization. The reduction of transmission efficiency could be minimized by carrying the data information on the pilot symbols. The performance evaluation by means of computer simulation demonstrates the good characteristics of the proposed system against the small Doppler frequency shift.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)74-83
    Number of pages10
    JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan, Part I: Communications (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2002



    • Carrier frequency synchronization
    • Frame timing synchronization
    • Frequency shift
    • Guard interval
    • OFDM

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Networks and Communications

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