Mitigating Error Propagation of Decision Feedback Equalization in Broadband Communications

by Wang, Rujiang

Abstract (Summary)
Inter-symbol interférence is the main obstacle in reliable digital communications. Except for the spécial partial response signaling system, ISI must be suppressed as much as possible in order to obtain reliable digital communications. In wideband digital communication, equalization is one of the main techniques to reverse ISI channel. Décision feedback equalizer is a popular structure because of its relatively simple structure and good performance. This thesis is concerned with the error propagation mitigation of minimum-mean square error décision feedback equalizer (MMSE-DFE). DFE is an important part in modem broadband digital communications. In order to decrease the DFE error propagation, the main drawback of DFE, a précise mean-squareerror (MSE) model of DFE is proposed. Based on the new MSE model, DFE filter weights, erasure slicer and soft slicer can be optimized. Thèse methods are numerically simulated after theoretical analysis. In contrast to the tedious Markov chain model, the new methods are simple to implement. At the sarne time, the prédiction précision is very good in contrast to the conventional MSE criterion. Especially, the optimal soft slicer design shows that this optimization exceeds the joint DFE constrained filter weights and an erasure or a soft slicer design. The conventional DFE filter weights with the optimal soft slicer can be considered as a " true "
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Delisle, Gilles-Y.

School:Université Laval

School Location:Canada - Quebec / Québec

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:génie électrique et informatique


Date of Publication:04/01/2008

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