Blind direct DFE estimation using multistep prediction

Hwasun Yoo, Sunghwan Ong, Daesik Hong

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In this letter, we propose a blind decision feedback equalizer (DFE) that is characterized by the fact that it does not require channel estimation. Because the output of the optimized multistep prediction error filter (PEF) can be represented as a product of the channel partial impulse response and the transmitted sequence, a backward multistep PEF can be used as the blind DFE feedforward filter. The corresponding feedback filter is obtained from the symbol-rate partial channel impulse response. The proposed algorithm has several advantages over existing blind channel estimation techniques, including stable performance without the necessity of exact channel order estimation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-255
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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