
Accession Number : ADP003892
Title : Multipath Outage Performance of Digital Radio Receivers Using FiniteTap Adaptive Equalizers,
Corporate Author : BELL TELEPHONE LABS INC HOLMDEL N J
Personal Author(s) : Amitay,N. ; Greenstein,L. J.
Report Date : FEB 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 10
Abstract : Recent analysis/simulation studies have quantified the multipath outage statistics of digital ratio systems using ideal adaptive equalization. In this paper, we consider the use of finitetap delay line equalizers, with the aim of determining how many taps are needed to approximate ideal performance. To this end, we assume an Mlevel QAM system using cosine rolloff spectral shaping and an adaptive equalizer with either fractionallyspaced or synchronouslyspaced taps. We invoke a widely used statistical model for the fading channel and computersimulate thousands of responses from its ensemble. For each trial, we compute a detection signaltodistortion measure, suitably maximized with respect to the tap gains. We can thereby obtain probability distributions of this measure for specified combinations of system parameters. These distributions, in turn, can be interpreted as outage probabilities (or outage seconds) vs. the number of modulation levels. A major finding of this study is that, for the assumed multipath fading model, very few taps (the order of five) are needed to approximate the performance of an ideal infinitetape equalizer. We also find that a simple, suboptimal form of timing recovery is generally quite adequate; and that fractionallyspaced equalizers are, move advantageous than synchronouslyspaced equalizers with the same number of taps. This advantage is minor for rolloff factors of 0.5 and larger but increases dramatically as the rolloff factor approaches zero. (Author)
Descriptors : *Electromagnetic wave propagation, *Radio receivers, Microwave receivers, Multipath transmission, Adaptive systems, Digital systems, Fading(Electromagnetic waves), Space diversity communications, Mathematical models
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE