In this contribution, semi-blind channel estimation for joint communication and positioning (JCAP) is proposed. The concept is based on a unified signal architecture. Within this framework channel estimation is the core part, since it links communication and positioning algorithms. Thus, channel estimation serves twofold purposes: Firstly, it is inherently required for data detection and secondly it is employed to estimate positioning relevant information like the time of arrival (TOA). JCAP aims at exploiting synergetic effects. Employing semi-blind channel estimation is beneficial in this context, since it allows to assimilate the estimated communication data as virtual training.
|Title of host publication||2013 10th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication, WPNC 2013 - Proceedings|
|Place of Publication||Dresden|
|Publication date||Mar 2013|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2013|