the comb pilot aided channel estimation in ofdm modulation is considered. the power of pilot subchannels is under the control.
The data experience frequency selective channel then the AWGN noise is added to make the situation worse. The bit error rate is ploted versus SNR.
Thanks again. Didn't have to wait this time another 2 years ;)
Ok, now I understood what you mean.
Must admit, it was quite confusing - your script actually doesn't provide only pure link-level simulation results but has also some system-level assumptions on top of it.
If we want to evaluate the performance of BER without any power limit on the transmitter, and we only consider the SNR on the data, (not pilots) then your right. Regarding your comment I recently submitted a project here, which will be published soon. There, we can see how the power allocation among pilots and data affects the total capacity of the network. I hope it would be helpful for the people who are interested in this field of study.
thanks for your reply.
I dont remember what i meant by different power on data and pilots nor the details of your code. Maybe i was wrong about the power thing but i see now in your code:
Ep = 2; % energy in pilot symbols in comparison to energy in data symbols.
Anyways, what I wanted to point out that according to your BER plot when you increase pilot power (Ep) you performance gets bad, ex.: compare Ep=10 vs Ep=1. BER (Ep=10) must have best performance. And I think the problems is in a wrong Noise generation.
To Aydar Zimaliev,
Thanks for your comment. In practical scenarios in which the power is an important resource of the system, we should consider the overall performance of the systems. And as you know, the transmit power limit put a condition on the overall transmission power and it is not different for pilots or data. For the optimum power allocation between pilots and data please see the following paper: "On the Power Allocation and System capacity of OFDM Systems Using Superimposed Training Schemes".
However, if we consider the power allocation of pilots and data disjointly, then you'r right.
Hi Hamid, nice work here, I understand that you used the estimation formulation based on least square. But would you mind sharing the paper or book that you obtained this formula from. Thank you very much.
While I was commenting (above) I noticed something strange in your picture above: when you increase pilot power (Ep) you performance gets bad, which is wrong! More power you have on pilots the better channel estimation => the better performance must be.
Your bug is at the noise generation, which should not be a function of pilot power ( when we set SNR we mean SNR on data symbols and not on data+pilot symbols). What your code does it increases noise on data symbols when Pilot power (Ep) is increased.