20110019749 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELAY SPREAD ESTIMATION - Methods for calculating a delay spread estimate in an OFDM-receiver are described, along with computer program products and electronic apparatuses for performing the methods. The methods comprise determining a position of an FFT-window in relation to one or more OFDM-symbols of a received OFDM-signal and using the determined position to obtain a first OFDM-symbol from the received OFDM-signal. An FFT is applied to the first OFDM-symbol to produce an FFT-output signal. A frequency dependent phase rotation component of the FFT-output signal is determined and removed from the FFT-output signal. A number of zero-crossings of at least one of a real component and an imaginary component of a transfer function of a channel, over which the received OFDM-signal has been transmitted, derived from the FFT-output signal where the frequency dependent phase rotation component has been removed is determined, and a delay spread estimate is calculated based on the determined number of zero-crossings. | 01-27-2011 |