Time-varying FIR equalization of doubly-selective channels

Imad Barhumi, Geert Leus, Marc Moonen

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In this paper we propose a zero forcing (ZF) timevarying (TV) finite Impulse response (FIR) equalizer for doubly-selective (time- and frequency-selective) channels. We use the basis expansion model (BEM) to approximate the doubly-selective channel and to design the TV FIR equalizer. This allows us to turn a large TV problem into an equivalent small time-invariant (TIV) problem, containing only the BEM coefficients of the doublyselective channel and the TV FIR equalizer. It is shown that a ZF TV FIR equalizer only exists if there is more than one receive antenna. The ZF TV FIR equalizer approach we propose here unifies and extends many previously proposed serial equalization approaches. Through computer simulations we show that the performance of the proposed ZF TV FIR equalizer approaches the one of the ZF block equalizer, while the equalization as well as the design complexity is much lower.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3246-3250
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 International Conference on Communications (ICC 2003) - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: May 11 2003May 15 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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