Blind Symbol Timing Estimation for Bandlimited Optical Intensity Channels

Wilfried Gappmair, Hector E. Nistazakis

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In a recent work carried out by the first author, a symbol timing estimator for bandlimited optical intensity links has been developed under the assumption that data symbols are known to the receiver in form of a pilot sequence. In the current paper, this investigation is complemented by a non-data-aided (blind) approach, which means that an arbitrary amount of payload information might be used for this purpose without reducing the spectral efficiency. In this context, an algorithm is developed and analyzed in terms of mean error value and jitter variance as the major figures of merit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 12th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2020
ISBN (Electronic)9781728167435
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event12th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks, and Digital Signal Processing: CSNDSP 2020 - Virtuell, Portugal
Duration: 20 Jul 202022 Jul 2020
Conference number: 1765535


Conference12th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks, and Digital Signal Processing
Abbreviated titleCSNDSP
OtherSpecial Session on Satellite and Space Communications
Internet address


  • intensity modulation
  • optical wireless communications
  • Parameter estimation
  • pulse shaping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Theoretical

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