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Improved channel estimation for interference cancellation in random access methods for satellite communications

Zidane, Karine and Lacan, Jérôme and Boucheret, Marie-Laure and Poulliat, Charly Improved channel estimation for interference cancellation in random access methods for satellite communications. (2014) In: 7th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference and the 13th Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop (ASMS/SPSC), 2014, 8 September 2014 - 10 September 2014 (Livorno, Italy).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ASMS-SPSC.2014.6934526


In the context of satellite communications, random access methods can significantly increase throughput and reduce latency over the network. The recent random access methods are based on multi-user multiple access transmission at the same time and frequency followed by iterative interference cancellation and decoding at the receiver. Generally, it is assumed that perfect knowledge of the interference is available at the receiver. In practice, the interference term has to be accurately estimated to avoid performance degradation. Several estimation techniques have been proposed lately in the case of superimposed signals. In this paper, we present an overview on existing channel estimation methods and we propose an improved channel estimation technique that combines estimation using an autocorrelation based method and the Expectation-Maximization algorithm, and uses pilot symbol assisted modulation to further improve the performance and achieve optimal interference cancellation.

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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Laboratoire de recherche en télécommunications spatiales et aéronautiques - TéSA (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:03 Oct 2014 14:40

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