Blind receivers for nonlinearly modulated signals in multipath


Cirpan H. A. , TSATSANIS M.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, vol.47, no.2, pp.583-586, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/78.740148
  • Title of Journal : IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING
  • Page Numbers: pp.583-586

Abstract

Classical blind channel equalization methods may not be suitable for systems with nonlinear modulation (e.g., continous phase-modulated signals) because the input to the channel may not be i.i.d. due to the modulator's memory. Moreover, the nonlinear characteristics of the modulator further complicate the channel estimation task. In this correspondence, we derive blind maximum likelihood channel estimation algorithms for nonlinearly modulated signals using a hidden Markov model (HMM) formulation. The proposed method implements a stochastic maximum likelihood approach and is well suited for short data records appearing in TDMA systems. Cramer-Rao bounds are derived, and some illustrative simulations are presented.