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.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Manuscript received June, 3, 2002; revised October 23, 2002. This work was supported in part by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, as well as by the Brain Korea 21 Project. The associate editor coordinating the review of this manuscript and approving it for publication was Prof. Visa Koivunen.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Signal Processing
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics