Channel estimation scheme under class a impulsive noise environment

Hirotomo Yasui, Akira Nakamura, Kohei Ohno, Makoto Itami

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OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) is the modulation scheme that is widely used in broad band power line communication (PLC). In OFDM transmission, impulsive noise is one of the major factors that limits the performance of PLC systems. In order to sufficiently reduce the influence of impulsive noise, precise estimation of channel transfer function is necessary. In this paper, the estimation scheme of channel transfer function under existence of additive impulsive noise is proposed. In the proposed scheme, successive two pilot OFDM symbols are used for reduction of the influence of impulsive noise. As the results, it is possible to perform precise estimation of channel transfer functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-67
Number of pages8
JournalITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016



  • Channel Estimation
  • Class A
  • Impulsive Noise
  • OFDM
  • PLC
  • Pilot Signal

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