Blind SNR estimation with coherent function for OFDM systems

Wen Long Chin, Sau Gee Chen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)


In OFDM receivers, an accurate signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) estimation is desirable for all sorts of operations involved in highperformance baseband demodulation. In this work, conventional SNR estimation techniques are investigated. Next, a blind SNR estimation scheme for the phase-shift keying (PSK) signals based on the coherence function is proposed. The proposed method is non-data-aided (NDA) and hence bandwidth-efficient. Simulations confirm that the proposed method has the best performance from moderate to high SNRs both in AWGN and dispersive channels; however, the proposed method has worse performance when SNRs are low.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3753-3756
Number of pages4
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Blind SNR estimation with coherent function for OFDM systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this