Adaptive blind timing recovery methods for MSE optimization

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This article presents a non-data-aided adaptive symbol timing offset correction algorithm to enhance the equalization performance in the presence of long delay spread multipath channel. The optimal timing phase offset in the presence of multipath channels is the one jointly optimized with the receiver equalizer. The jointly optimized timing phase offset with a given fixed length equalizer should produce a discrete time channel response for which the equalizer achieves the minimum mean squared error among other discrete time channel responses sampled by different timing phases. We propose a blind adaptive baseband timing recovery algorithm producing a timing offset close to the jointly optimal timing phase compared to other existing non-data-aided timing recovery methods. The proposed algorithm operates independently from the equalizer with the same computational complexity as the widely used Gardner timing recovery algorithm. Simulation results show that the proposed timing recovery method can result in considerable enhancement of equalization performances.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9
JournalEurasip Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the NRF funded by the MEST (NRF- 2010-0025437) and BK21.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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