Autocorrelation based coarse timing with differential normalization

Jian Zhang*, Xiaojing Huang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Two novel differential normalization factors, depending on the severity of carrier frequency offset, are proposed for autocorrelation based coarse timing scheme. Compared with the conventional normalization factor based on signal energy, they improve the robustness of the timing metric to signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), improve the mainlobe sharpness of the timing metric and reduce both missed detection and false alarm probabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6093906
Pages (from-to)526-530
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012


  • coarse timing
  • differential
  • OFDM
  • synchronization


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