Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2012, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (4): 473-480.doi: 10.1109/JSEE.2012.00060

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Blind estimation of phase offset in OFDM subcarrier for coherent demodulation

Jian Chen*, Long Yang, and Ming Li   

  1. School of Telecommunications Engineering, Xidian University, Xi’an 710071, P. R. China
  • Online:2012-08-21 Published:2010-01-03


An adaptive algorithm named low complexity phase offset estimation (LC-POE) is proposed for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signals. Depending on the requirement, the estimation procedure is divided into several scales to accelerate the adaptive convergence speed and ensure the estimation accuracy. The true phase offset is estimated through shrinking the detection range and raising the resolution scale step by step. Both the convergence performance and complexity are discussed in the paper. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm. The LC-POE algorithm is promising in the application of OFDM systems.