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Optimal Pilot Sequences for Phase and Timing Synchronization in FTN Systems

Mounsif, Leila and Roque, Damien and Poulliat, Charly Optimal Pilot Sequences for Phase and Timing Synchronization in FTN Systems. (2021) In: 2021 IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), 29 November 2021 - 2 December 2021 (San Diego, United States).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM52596.2021.9653073


In this paper, we study the joint phase and timing estimation problem in Faster-than-Nyquist (FTN) systems. We use the Cramér-Rao lower bound (CRB) as a cost function to design optimal pilot sequences subject to an energy constraint. We rely on harmonic approximations of the bound to establish closed-form relations between the ultimate synchronization performance and the transmitted waveform characteristics (i.e., pulse shaping filter and signaling density). We show that increasing the symbol rate at fixed bandwidth is beneficial to phase estimation and detrimental to timing synchronization. Therefore, we propose a joint timing/phase pilot design to accommodate this trade-off. Lastly, we illustrate the strengths of the proposed pilots with respect to traditional Zadoff-Chu sequences in presence of a residual carrier frequency offset.

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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)
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The work of Leila Mounsif is supported by AID under grant 2018.60.0014.
Deposited On:18 Jan 2022 14:04

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