In this paper the problem of assessing bounds on the accuracy of pilot-based estimation of a bandlimited frequency selective communication channel is tackled. Mean square error is taken as a figure of merit in channel estimation and a tapped-delay line model is adopted to represent a continuous time channel via a finite number of unknown parameters. This allows to derive some properties of optimal waveforms for channel sounding and closed form Cramer-Rao bounds.
On the Performance Limits of Pilot-Based Estimation of Bandlimited Frequency-Selective Communication Channels / Montorsi, Francesco; Vitetta, Giorgio Matteo. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS. - ISSN 0090-6778. - STAMPA. - 59:(2011), pp. 2964-2969. [10.1109/TCOMM.2011.070511.100269]