Vladimir R. Krstic, Nada Bogdanovic

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This paper considers and proposes an innovated method of structure-criterion switching control for the self-optimized blind decision feedback equalizer (DFE) scheme which operates by switching between adaptation modes according to the mean square error (MSE) convergence state. The new switching control shortens the blind acquisition period time of the DFE and, consequently, speeds up its effective convergence rate. The switching control is based on the variable switching threshold which combines the commonly used MSE estimate of the DFE’s output and a posteriori error of the all-pole whitener performing front-end amplitude equalization during the blind operation mode. The efficiency of the DFE switching control is verified by simulations of single-carrier system transmitting QAM signals over multipath channels.


Blind equalization, decision feedback equalizer, maximum joint entropy, operation mode switching control.

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