• Decision Feedback Equalization for SOQPSK

      Rice, Michael; Narumanchi, Gayatri; Saquib, Mohammad; Brigham Young University; University of Texas at Dallas (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2012-10)
      This paper investigates a fractionally-spaced decision-feedback equalization technique for Shaped Offset Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (SOQPSK). The kernel of the block-based feedback algorithm is to estimate the intersymbol interference and cancel it from the samples used to make the bit decisions. This process refines the bit estimates sequentially, thereby increasing the probability of obtaining accurate estimates. The simulated bit error rate performance of the decision-feedback technique shows a 1 dB improvement over MMSE-equalized SOQPSK-TG over channels derived from multipath channel measurements at Cairns Army Airfield, Ft. Rucker, Alabama and Edwards AFB, California.