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Proceedings of 1994 28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (1994)
Pacific Grove, CA, USA
Oct. 31, 1994 to Nov. 2, 1994
ISSN: 1058-6393
ISBN: 0-8186-6405-3
pp: 1423-1427
C.B. Papadias , Dept. of Mobile Commun., Inst. EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis, France
D.T.M. Slock , Dept. of Mobile Commun., Inst. EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis, France
ABSTRACT
Decision-directed (DD) equalization is the most primitive blind equalization (BE) method for the cancelling of inter-symbol-interference (ISI) in data communication systems. Even through DD equalizers are believed to be unable to open the channel eye when it is initially closed, this does not seem to be true in the of constant-modulus (CM) constellations (pure phase modulation). We investigate the shape of the DD cost function in this case and obtain several interesting results that indicate that the DD algorithm should be capable of opening a closed channel eye in the CM case. Based on this fact, we propose a novel hybrid CMA-DD equalization scheme that offers an appealing alternative to the generalized Sato (GSATO) algorithm, for QAM constellations. Our theoretical claims about the performance of DD equalizers as well as the performance of our novel scheme are verified through computer simulations.<>
INDEX TERMS
quadrature amplitude modulation, phase modulation, intersymbol interference, data communication, equalisers
CITATION

C. Papadias and D. Slock, "On the decision-directed equalization of constant modulus signals," Proceedings of 1994 28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers(ACSSC), Pacific Grove, CA, USA, 1995, pp. 1423-1427.
doi:10.1109/ACSSC.1994.471692
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