Chapter 2

Synchronization

Mounir Ghogho*, , Philippe Ciblat and Ananthram Swami§,    *School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK,    International University of Rabat, Morocco,    Telecom Paris-Tech, Paris, France,    §US Army Research Lab, MD, USA

Abstract

Synchronization is fundamental to the proper operation of communication systems. The focus of this chapter is on time and carrier synchronization when a reference is available. In this context, both single and multi-carrier systems, both single and multi-user scenarios, and both flat-fading and non-flat-fading (frequency-selective) channels will be considered. The last section of this chapter will also provide a brief review of the network time synchronization ...

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