• COMPARISON OF RECEIVERS FOR MULTI-H CPM

      Rice, Michael; Perrins, Erik; Brigham Young University (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2002-10)
      A noncoherent receiver for the general case of M-ary partial response multi-h continuous phase modulation (CPM) is presented. The receiver operates on the principle of sequence estimation via the Viterbi Algorithm (VA). It offers a significant complexity reduction from the optimal coherent maximum likelihood sequence estimating (MLSE) receiver. The performance of the receiver is evaluated with computer simulations. It performs at a loss of 1–6 dB relative to the MLSE receiver for the CPM schemes considered in the simulations. The receiver shows promise in applications requiring reduced complexity and use of existing hardware.
    • ON THE PERFORMANCE OF MULTI-H CPM IN MULTIPATH INTERFERENCE

      Rice, Michael; Perrins, Erik; Brigham Young University (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2002-10)
      The performance of multi-h CPM over multipath interference channels is evaluated with computer simulations using the optimal coherent receiver and a suboptimal noncoherent receiver. For channels with high-amplitude short-delay multipath reflections, the simulations show that both receivers reach an error floor in their performance as the amplitude of the multipath reflections grows. The rate of degradation for the noncoherent receiver is worse than for the coherent receiver. For channels with low-amplitude long-delay reflections the coherent and noncoherent receivers had losses of 1 dB and 3 dB respectively relative to their respective unfaded performance.