An improved algorithm for optimal noncoherent QAM detection

McKilliam, Robby G., Ryan, Daniel J., Clarkson, I. Vaughan L. and Collings, Iain B. (2008). An improved algorithm for optimal noncoherent QAM detection. In: Proceedings of the 2008 Australian communications theory workshop. 9th Australian Communications Theory Workshop, Christchurch, New Zealand, (64-68). 30 January-1 February 2008. doi:10.1109/AUSCTW.2008.4460823

Author McKilliam, Robby G.
Ryan, Daniel J.
Clarkson, I. Vaughan L.
Collings, Iain B.
Title of paper An improved algorithm for optimal noncoherent QAM detection
Conference name 9th Australian Communications Theory Workshop
Conference location Christchurch, New Zealand
Conference dates 30 January-1 February 2008
Convener T. Abhayapala
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2008 Australian communications theory workshop
Journal name 2008 Australian Communications Theory Workshop
Place of Publication New York, U. S. A.
Publisher IEEE
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/AUSCTW.2008.4460823
Open Access Status DOI
ISBN 9781424420377
Start page 64
End page 68
Total pages 5
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Ryan et al. recently described two polynomial time algorithms for noncoherent detection of square QAM in block fading channels with additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN). The first algorithm is optimal with respect to the generalized likelihood ratio test (GLRT) and requires O(T3) arithmetic computations, where T is the block length of the noncoherent receiver. The second algorithm requires only O(T2 logT) arithmetic computations but is statistically suboptimal. This paper derives a new algorithm that is optimal yet requires only O(T2 logT) arithmetic computations. The new algorithm has the geometric interpretation of finding the nearest codeword to a plane (2 dimensional subspace). The nearest codeword is found by testing codewords that are near a finite number of lines formed by the intersection of the plane and the nearest neighbour boundaries of the codewords.
©2008 IEEE
Subjects E1
970101 Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
090609 Signal Processing
Keyword Noncoherent detection
Lattice decoding
Wireless communications
Q-Index Code E1
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