• Phase Tracking Error in a Fading Channel

      Mohanty, Nirode; The Aerospace Corporation (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1987-10)
      The phase tracking error of the reception of a QPSK signal transmitted in a severe fading environment is derived. The phase estimate derived from the phase lock loop (PLL) will be used by a binary phase shift keying (BPSK) receiver for the recovery of the data. The resultant probability of bit error is analyzed, and is shoen to be significantly improved when the phase of the transmitted signal is tracked by a PLL separately and utilized in the coherent detection.