Support Vector Machines for Robust Channel Estimation in OFDM
A new support vector machine (SVM) algorithm for coherent robust demodulation in orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems is proposed. We present a complex regression SVM formulation specifically adapted to a pilots-based OFDM signal. This novel proposal provides a simpler scheme than an SVM classification method. The feasibility of our approach is substantiated by computer simulation results obtained for IEEE 802.16 broadband fixed wireless channel models. These experiments allow to scrutinize the performance of the OFDM-SVM system and the suitability of the -Huber cost function, in the presence of non-Gaussian impulse noise interfering with OFDM pilot symbols.