Doctoral Dissertations


Jian Zhang

Keywords and Phrases

Carrier frequency offset; Frequency domain


"This dissertation investigates single carrier frequency-domain equalization (SC-FDE) with multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channels for radio frequency (RF) and underwater acoustic (UWA) wireless communications. It consists of five papers, selected from a total of 13 publications. Each paper focuses on a specific technical challenge of the SC-FDE MIMO system. The first paper proposes an improved frequency-domain channel estimation method based on interpolation to track fast time-varying fading channels using a small amount of training symbols in a large data block. The second paper addresses the carrier frequency offset (CFO) problem using a new group-wise phase estimation and compensation algorithm to combat phase distortion caused by CFOs, rather than to explicitly estimate the CFOs. The third paper incorporates layered frequency-domain equalization with the phase correction algorithm to combat the fast phase rotation in coherent communications. In the fourth paper, the frequency-domain equalization combined with the turbo principle and soft successive interference cancelation (SSIC) is proposed to further improve the bit error rate (BER) performance of UWA communications. In the fifth paper, a bandwidth-efficient SC-FDE scheme incorporating decision-directed channel estimation is proposed for UWA MIMO communication systems. The proposed algorithms are tested by extensive computer simulations and real ocean experiment data. The results demonstrate significant performance improvements in four aspects: improved channel tracking, reduced BER, reduced computational complexity, and enhanced data efficiency"--Abstract, page iv.


Zheng, Y. Rosa

Committee Member(s)

Stanley, R. Joe
Grant, Steven L.
Madria, Sanjay Kumar
Moss, Randy Hays, 1953-


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering


National Science Foundation (U.S.)
United States. Office of Naval Research


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2010

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Improved frequency-domain channel estimation and equalization for MIMO wireless communications
  • Channel equalization and symbol detection for single carrier MIMO systems in the presence of multiple carrier frequency offsets
  • Layered frequency-domain equalization for single carrier MIMO systems with multiple carrier frequency offsets
  • Frequency-domain turbo equalization with soft-successive interference cancellation for single carrier MIMO underwater acoustic communications
  • Bandwidth-efficient frequency-domain equalization for single carrier multiple-input multiple-output underwater acoustic communications


xi, 126 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2010 Jian Zhang, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Equalizers (Electronics)
MIMO systems
Underwater acoustic telemetry
Wireless communication systems

Thesis Number

T 9709

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