ZHANG Jianhua, FENG Chong, LIU Yi, ZHANG Yanyan
JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF POSTS AND TELECOM, 2009 ( Vol.32 No.1 )
Publish Year: 2009, content in Simplified Chinese
Abstract: A time synchronization method using shift-orthogonal Constant Amplitude Zero Auto Correlation (CAZAC) sequences constructing the time synchronization preamble is designed for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. Owning to the unique properties of the designed synchronization preamble, the use of a symmetrical-correlator at the receivers can generate unit pulses for different transmitters to detect the time offsets of each antenna element. The performance of the proposed is compared with traditional methods on the condition of different time offsets in simulations, it can be found that the proposed scheme will provide higher accuracy than that caused by the distributed transmitters when detecting the different time offsets.