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
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 ...