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27361 Blind equalization of underwater acoustic channels using implicit higher-order statistics
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Blom, K.C.H. and Dol, H.S. and Kokkeler, A.B.J. and Smit, G.J.M. (2016) Blind equalization of underwater acoustic channels using implicit higher-order statistics. In: 2016 IEEE Third Underwater Communications and Networking Conference (UComms), 30 Aug - 1 Sept 2016, Lerici, Italy. pp. 1-5. IEEE. ISBN 978-1-5090-2696-8

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In order to reduce the length of transmission time slots and energy consumption of underwater modems, this work focuses on equalization without the need for training sequences. This type of equalization is known as blind equalization. A blind equalizer cascade based on higher-order statistics is presented and evaluated using sea-trial replay data. The subcomponents of the cascade use increasingly stringent nonlinear cost criteria rooted in the constant modulus algorithm. Initial results reveal that the cascade can cope with the time variance of a realistic channel and largely mitigates its convolutional error.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Full Paper, Talk)
Research Group:EWI-CAES: Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems
Research Program:CTIT-General
Research Project:SeaSTAR: Underwater Monitoring Platforms
Uncontrolled Keywords:Blind equalizers, Adaptive equalizers, Cost function, Underwater communication, Acoustic distortion
ID Code:27361
Deposited On:07 November 2016
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