Gang Qiao, Zeeshan Babar, Lu Ma and Xue Li
Cost Function based Soft Feedback Iterative Channel Estimation in OFDM Underwater Acoustic Communication
Underwater Acoustic (UWA) communication is mainly characterized by bandwidth limited complex UWA channels. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) solves the bandwidth problem and an efficient channel estimation scheme estimates the channel parameters. Iterative channel estimation refines the channel estimation by reducing the number of pilots and coupling the channel estimator with channel decoder. This paper proposes an iterative receiver for OFDM UWA communication, based on a novel cost function threshold driven soft decision feedback iterative channel technique. The receiver exploits orthogonal matching pursuit (OMP) channel estimation and low density parity check (LDPC) coding techniques after comparing different channel estimation and coding schemes. The performance of the proposed receiver is verified by simulations as well as sea experiments. Furthermore, the proposed iterative receiver is compared with other non-iterative and soft decision feedback iterative receivers.
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Gang Qiao, Zeeshan Babar, Lu Ma and Xue Li, "Cost Function based Soft Feedback Iterative Channel Estimation in OFDM Underwater Acoustic Communication", Infocommunications Journal, Vol. XI, No 1, March 2019, pp. 29-37. DOI: 10.36244/ICJ.2019.1.4