Conference Proceedings

Estimation of LEO satellite channels

LM Davis, IB Collings, RJ Evans

Proceedings of ICICS, 1997 International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing. Theme: Trends in Information Systems Engineering and Wireless Multimedia Communications (Cat. No.97TH8237) | IEEE | Published : 1997


In this paper, we propose a new channel estimation algorithm for low earth orbit satellite digital communications. Low earth orbit satellite channels impart severe spreading in delay and Doppler on the transmitted signal. We model the channel as a tapped-delay-line filter with time-varying complex coefficients. The time evolution of the taps is described by an auto-regressive model. A coupled filter using recursive prediction error methods is proposed for estimating the parameters of the channel. Its performance is demonstrated via simulations.