Blind multichannel combiner for long range underwater communications

Bayan S. Sharif, Jeff Neasham, David Thompson, Oliver R. Hinton, Alan E. Adams

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This paper presents the development and performance of blind algorithms for a spatial diversity scheme to enable reliable data telemetry over a long range underwater acoustic channel. A number of Bussgang based stochastic gradient algorithms were tested for this multipath channel with additive white and coloured shipping noise. Both simulation and real experimental tests have shown that a significant improvement is obtained by utilizing the spatial diversity of the long range channel and the ability of the combiner to perform joint equalization and carrier phase tracking.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)579-582
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP. Part 1 (of 5) - Munich, Ger
Duration: 21 Apr 199724 Apr 1997


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