A Survey of FDD-Based Channel Estimation Schemes with Coordinated Multipoint

Beenish Hassan*, Sobia Baig, Hafiz M. Asif, Shahid Mumtaz, Sami Muhaidat

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New enabling technologies that include millimeter wave (mmWave) communication, massive multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO), and ultradense networks are set to transform the wireless communication systems. These emerging technologies contribute toward the evolution of fifth generation (5G) systems that promise greater connectivity, throughput, mobility, and reliability for communication networks. This article presents a comprehensive overview of techniques for channel estimation, particularly, frequency division duplex (FDD)-based estimation techniques for a communication network. An exhaustive literature survey of FDD-based estimation schemes is presented, with a comprehensive review of the coordinated multipoint (CoMP) strategies in 5G radio networks, and its reliance on acquisition of channel state information (CSI). Since accurate CSI promotes the adoption of channel precoding, and reliable signal detection in FDD-based 5G systems, therefore, channel estimation for CSI in conjunction with CoMP transmission is preferable. We also present future research directions for FDD-based channel estimation and CoMP in 5G.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Pages (from-to)4563-4573
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Systems Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Coordinated multipoint (CoMP)
  • fifth generation (5G)
  • frequency division duplex (FDD)
  • massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)
  • millimeter wave (mmWave)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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