Title of Invention

"ESTIMATION METHOD FOR SPACE CORRELATION CHARACTERISTICS OF NOISE IN A TIME SLOTTED CDMA SYSTEM"

Abstract The invention discloses a method for estimating the space correlation characteristics of noise in a time slotted CDMA system. The method comprises primarily the steps of: making channel estimation for the received signal of each antenna of an antenna array, respectively, to obtain the original channel estimation result that includes values of taps, P in number, where P is the period of the basic code used for channel estimation; separating the signal response component and the noise response component from said original channel estimation result to obtain a noise response matrix of said antenna array; and making correlation operation with said noise response matrix to obtain a space correlation matrix of noise. By using the channel estimation characteristics of the time slotted CDMA system, the invention provides a method for estimating the space correlation characteristics of noise in a time slotted CDMA system. The method is simple, effective, and of good numerical stability, displaying good performance of estimation in the practical range of signal-to-noise ratio of the system.
Full Text Estimation Method for Space Correlation Characteristics of Noise in a Time Slotted CDMA System
Field of the Technology
The invention relates to a method for estimating space correlation characteristics of noise in a time slotted CDMA system, especially in a time slotted CDMA system with multiple antennas, which belongs to the field of mobile communications.
Background of the Invention
With multiple antennas, performance of a wireless communication system can be greatly improved. If not only spatial characteristics of the local cell signal, but those of interference signals of other cells are taken into account in space-time processing of a multi-antenna system, the system performance will be further improved. Said space-time processing can be implemented only when the space correlation characteristics of noise (including heat-noise and interference) have been measured and estimated, i.e. when the space correlation matrix of noise has been given. In P. Jung and J. Blanz, "Joint Detection with Coherent Receiver Antenna Diversity in CDMA Mobile Radio Systems" IEEE Trans. Veh. Tech., vol. 44, pp. 76-88, February 1995, functions and characteristics of a noise space correlation matrix in a time-slotted CDMA system with smart antenna have been discussed. Nevertheless, when implementing and emulating the technique described in the document, it is assumed that noises are not mutually correlation, i.e. without taking into account the correlation characteristics of the noises. No method for estimating the noise space correlation matrix is provided, either. In practice, the signal to be received is accumulated with the noise, i.e. e = s + n, where e is the total received signal, s is the signal component and n is the noise component. In a practical measurement and estimation of the correlation characteristics of noise, it is usually assumed that the noise component is of Gaussian distribution and uncorrelated with the signal component, so the following formula exists:
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Analysis and emulation results show that the above estimation algorithm of the noise space correlation matrix will be rather instable when the signal-to-noise ratio

increases, making the error code rate worse rapidly. Thus, the above estimation algorithm does not satisfy the system requirement in a practical range of the signal-to-noise ratio.
Summary of the Invention
Object of the invention is to solve the problem in prior art by providing a method for estimating the noise space correlation characteristics of a time slotted CDMA system so that the estimation algorithm of the noise space correlation matrix will remain stable with the error code rate of the system not getting worse even when the signal-to-noise ratio is increased. As a result, the performance requirement of the system will be satisfied in the practical range of the signal-to-noise ratio.
The invention is implemented based on the following technical scheme, and the method thereof mainly includes the following steps:
a. Making channel estimation for the received signal of each antenna of the
antenna array, respectively, to obtain an original channel estimation result that
includes values of P taps, where P is the period of the basic code used for channel
estimation;
b. Separating the signal response component and the noise response component
from said original channel estimation result, and obtaining a noise response matrix of
the antenna array; and
c. Making correlation operation with said noise response matrix of the antenna
array to obtain a noise space correlation matrix.
Preferably, said Step b includes the following sub-steps:
bOl. Computing the mean-power of each tap using the original channel estimation result of the antenna array, and judging whether the mean-power of each tap is equal to or greater than a threshold value set by said system, if yes, the value of the tap is kept as that of the processed original estimation result; otherwise the value of the tap is set to zero as that of the processed original estimation result;
b02. Subtracting the processed original estimation result from the original estimation result to obtain a noise response matrix of the antenna array that contains only the noise response component and zero.
Preferably, said Step b may also include the following sub-steps: Ml. Keeping values of P1taps as those of the processed channel estimation result that has larger power and setting values of other taps to zero as those of the processed channel estimation result, where P1satisfies 0 bl2. Subtracting the processed channel estimation result obtained at Step bll from the original channel estimation result and obtaining a noise response matrix of the antenna array that contains only the noise response component and zero.
Said Step c includes correlation operation with the formula:
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Where Rnsis the noise space correlation matrix;
N is said noise response matrix;
H represents the conjugate transpose operation;
L1= P-P1
P1is the number of taps of which the channel estimation values are kept; D is the noise deteriorate factor of the channel estimation algorithm.
The invention provides a method for estimating the noise space correlation characteristics of a time slotted CDMA system by exploiting the feature of channel estimation of the time slotted CDMA system. The method is simple and effective with good value stability and features good performance of estimation in the practical range of signal-to-noise ratio of the system.
Brief Description of the Drawings
Figure 1 shows the flowchart of the method according to the invention.
Embodiments of the Invention
The invention will be described in more detail with reference to the drawing.
When making noise property estimation by assuming that the signal and noise are not correlation, since the amount of signals for statistics is not large enough, there is a certain degree of correlation between the signal and noise, i.e. the signal component s will affect the noise property estimation. Usually the correlation is trivial and there is no significant impact from the signal component on the noise
measurement when the signal-to-noise ratio is small. When the signal-to-noise ratio becomes larger, however, the impact will become much significant.
With the method of this invention, the noise correlation matrix is obtained by using the channel estimation result. By processing the original channel estimation result, the signal response component and the noise response component are separated. Therefore, correlation has less impact on the estimation of the noise space correlation characteristics in using the method of this invention.
As shown in Figure 1, the method of this invention comprises the following steps: Step a Making channel estimation of the received signal to obtain the original
channel estimation result. Supposing the original channel estimation result of the
antenna array is h", then
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Where h" is the channel estimation value of the received signal at the kath antenna:

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Where '. is the i tap value of the channel estimation at the kath antenna, P is the period of the basic code used for channel estimation.
Step b Processing the original channel estimation result to obtain a noise response matrix of the antenna array, where the processing method is as follows:
First, processing the original channel estimation result with signal-to-noise ratio threshold method or energy sorting method.
The signal-to-noise ratio threshold method is as follows: computing the mean-power of each tap using said original channel estimation result of the antenna array, setting to zero the tap values of which the mean-powers are below the threshold and keeping the tap values of which the mean-powers are equal to or greater than the threshold; i.e. the tap values of which the mean-powers are less than the threshold are the noise component and the tap values of which the mean-powers are equal to or greater than the threshold are signal component. The number of taps of which the values are kept is represented by P1 The relationship between h', the channel
estimation result which has been processed by the signal-to-noise ratio threshold method, and h", the original channel estimation result is shown in the following formula:
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Where  2CHEε2n , which is the power threshold, ε > 0 is the threshold of
signal-to-noise ratio set by the system, and  is the measured noise power.
The energy sorting method is as follows: keeping only the taps that have larger energy in channel response and setting the values of other taps to zero. The system sets the threshold of the number of taps as P1, and 0 energy with the position sequence is: {i1 , i2 ..... ip1}, this is, tap values with larger
channel response energy are the signal component, the rest are the noise components. The relationship between h', the channel estimation result that has been processed by energy sorting method, and h", the original channel estimation result is as the following formula:
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Then, suppose the channel estimation having been processed by the signal-to-noise ratio threshold method or energy sorting method is h' and the number of channel estimation taps that are kept is P1, subtract the original channel estimation result h" with the channel estimation result h', and a noise response matrix N' is obtained:
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Step c making correlation operation with the noise response matrix of the antenna array to obtain the space correlation matrix of noise, represented by RnS) which is specifically computed by:
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Where H represents the conjugate transpose operation;
L1= P-P1
D is the noise deteriorate factor of the channel estimation algorithm.




Claims
1. A method for estimating space correlation characteristics of noise in a time
slotted CDMA system, comprising the steps of:
a. Making channel estimation for a received signal of each antenna of an antenna
array, respectively, to obtain an original channel estimation result including values of
taps, P in number, where P is a period of a basic code used for channel estimation;
b. Separating a signal response component and a noise response component from
said original channel estimation result to obtain a noise response matrix of said
antenna array; and
c. Making correlation operation with said noise response matrix of the antenna
array to obtain a space correlation matrix of noise.
2. A method according to Claim 1, wherein said Step b comprises:
bOl. Computing the mean-power of each tap using said original channel estimation result of the antenna array, judging whether the mean-power of each tap is equal to or greater than a preset threshold value, respectively, if yes, keeping the tap value as that of a processed original estimation result, otherwise setting the tap value to zero as that of a processed original estimation result;
b02. Subtracting said processed original estimation result from said original channel estimation to obtain a noise response matrix that contains only the noise response component and zero.
3. A method according to Claim 2, wherein said threshold value is a threshold value of power and is a product of a preset signal-to-noise ratio threshold and a noise power.
4. A method according to Claim 1, wherein said Step b comprises:
bll. Keeping the values of P1 taps that have larger energy as those of the processed original estimation result and setting values of other taps to zero as those of the processed original estimation result, where P1satisfies 0 bl2. Subtracting said processed channel estimation result processed at Step bll from said original channel estimation result to obtain a noise response matrix of said antenna array that contains only the noise response component and zero.
5. A method according to Claim 2 or Claim 4, wherein said Step c comprises the correlation operation by means of the formula:
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Where Rns is the space correlation matrix of noise;
N is said noise response matrix;
H is the conjugate transpose operation;
L,=P-P1
Pi is the number of taps of which the channel estimation values are kept;
D is the noise deteriorate factor of the channel estimation algorithm.

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2858-DELNP-2005-Abstract-(22-04-2010).pdf

2858-delnp-2005-abstract.pdf

2858-DELNP-2005-Assignment-(19-08-2011).pdf

2858-DELNP-2005-Claims-(22-04-2010).pdf

2858-delnp-2005-claims.pdf

2858-DELNP-2005-Correspondence Others-(19-08-2011).pdf

2858-DELNP-2005-Correspondence-Others-(22-04-2010).pdf

2858-delnp-2005-correspondence-others.pdf

2858-DELNP-2005-Description (Complete)-(22-04-2010).pdf

2858-delnp-2005-description (complete).pdf

2858-delnp-2005-drawings.pdf

2858-DELNP-2005-Form-1-(19-08-2011).pdf

2858-delnp-2005-form-1.pdf

2858-DELNP-2005-Form-16-(19-08-2011).pdf

2858-delnp-2005-form-18.pdf

2858-DELNP-2005-Form-2-(19-08-2011).pdf

2858-DELNP-2005-Form-2-(22-04-2010).pdf

2858-delnp-2005-form-2.pdf

2858-DELNP-2005-Form-3-(22-04-2010).pdf

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2858-delnp-2005-form-5.pdf

2858-delnp-2005-form-6.pdf

2858-DELNP-2005-GPA-(19-08-2011).pdf

2858-DELNP-2005-GPA-(22-04-2010).pdf

2858-delnp-2005-gpa.pdf

2858-delnp-2005-pct-210.pdf

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Patent Number 242845
Indian Patent Application Number 2858/DELNP/2005
PG Journal Number 38/2010
Publication Date 17-Sep-2010
Grant Date 15-Sep-2010
Date of Filing 27-Jun-2005
Name of Patentee DA TANG MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT CO. LTD., a corporation organized and existing under the law of China, of 40 Xue Yuan Road, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100083 P. R. China
Applicant Address 40 XUE YUAN ROAD, HAI DIAN DISTRICT, BEIJING 100083 P.R.CHINA
Inventors:
# Inventor's Name Inventor's Address
1 WANG YINGMIN 40 XUE YUAN ROAD, HAI DIAN DISTRICT, BEIJING 100083 P.R.CHINA
PCT International Classification Number H04J 13/02
PCT International Application Number PCT/CN2004/000023
PCT International Filing date 2004-01-07
PCT Conventions:
# PCT Application Number Date of Convention Priority Country
1 03114763.1 2003-01-07 China