Experimental Evaluation of Turbo Receivers in Single-Input Single-Output Underwater Acoustic Channels
This paper presents some experimental results on both the channel estimation based minimum mean square error Turbo equalizer (CE MMSE-TEQ) and the direct-adaptation turbo equalizer (DA-TEQ) in single-input single-output (SISO) underwater acoustic (UWA) channels. For CE MMSE-TEQ, we compare the soft-decision feedback Turbo equalizer (SDFE), the bidirectional soft-decision feedback Turbo equalizer (Bi-SDFE) and the classic linear Minimum Mean Square Error (MMSE) Turbo equalizer in terms of bit error rate (BER) performance. For DA-TEQ, the recently proposed soft-decision direct-adaptation TEQ (Soft DA-TEQ) is evaluated with the same set of experimental data. Both QPSK and multilevel modulations (8PSK and 16QAM) have been tested with the symbol rate of 9.77 ksymbols/s. Experimental results show that the CE-TEQs are more robust in SISO underwater acoustic transmission under harsh channel conditions. Especially, with low pilot overheads, the recently proposed Bi-SDFE achieved low BER performance in all cases.
W. Duan and Y. R. Zheng, "Experimental Evaluation of Turbo Receivers in Single-Input Single-Output Underwater Acoustic Channels," OCEANS 2016 - Shanghai, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Apr 2016.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSAP.2016.7485573
OCEANS '16 MTS/IEEE Shanghai(2016, Apr. 10-13, Shanghai, China)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Keywords and Phrases
Adaptive systems; Bit error rate; Channel estimation; Equalizers; Error statistics; Errors; Fading channels; Mean square error; Signal receivers; Telecommunication repeaters; Bit error rate (BER) performance; Experimental evaluation; Linear minimum mean square errors; Minimum mean square errors; Single input single output; Turbo equalizations; Underwater acoustic channels; Underwater acoustic communications; Underwater acoustics; Single-Input Single-Output; Turbo equalization
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