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RF Analog Impairments Modeling for Communication Systems Simulation: Application to OFDM-based Transceivers by Lydi Smaini

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4.4 IQ Mismatch Estimation and Correction

4.4.1 Principle

We have seen in Section 2.7 that the quadrature mixer amplitude and phase mismatches can severely degrade zero-IF OFDM transceiver performance by generating a complex conjugate image superimposed on the original signal. We demonstrated that the complex baseband signal including the IQ mismatch effect on the ideal signal x(t) can be expressed as

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in which the ratio β/α is the ISR of the quadrature mixer, with

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where ΔG and Δϕ are the amplitude and phase imbalances, respectively, and (.)* denotes the complex conjugate.

Let us suppose an ideal OFDM symbol not affected by the channel propagation:

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where sk are the data symbols, k is the subcarrier index, and N is the total number of subcarriers.

Applying the IQ mismatch from Equation 4.42, we obtain

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In reception, after the DFT processing we obtain the impaired signal in frequency domain (Tubbax et al., 2003, 2004):

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showing that the ideal symbols sk are corrupted ...

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