Sequience detection and adaptive channel estimation for ISI channels under class-A impulsive noise

TitleSequience detection and adaptive channel estimation for ISI channels under class-A impulsive noise
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsSchober, R., and L. Lampe
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications

In this paper, sequence detection and channel estimation for frequency-selective, intersymbol interference (ISI)-producing channels under Class-A impulsive noise are considered. We introduce a novel suboptimum sequence detection (SSD) scheme and show that although SSD employs a simplified metric, it achieves practically the same performance as maximum-likelihood sequence detection (MLSD). For both SSD and MLSD, a lower bound on the achievable performance is derived, which is similar to the classical matched-filter bound for frequency-selective (fading) channels under Gaussian noise. For channel estimation, we adopt a minimum entropy criterion and derive efficient least-mean-entropy and recursive least-entropy algorithms. For both adaptive algorithms, we analyze the steady-state channel-estimation error variance. Theoretical considerations and simulation results show that in Class-A impulsive noise, the proposed sequence detection and adaptive channel-estimation schemes yield significant performance gains over their respective conventional counterparts (designed for Gaussian noise). Although the novel algorithms require knowledge of the Class-A noise-model parameters, their computational complexity is comparable to that of the corresponding conventional algorithms.


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