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Low Complexity OFDM Detector for Underwater Acoustic Channels

Milica Stojanovic
6 pp.
MITSG 06-15
$5.50 DOM / $7.50 INT

An adaptive algorithm is proposed for OFDM signal detection on Doppler-distorted, time-varying multipath channels. The focus of the approach is on low complexity post-FFT signal processing. The receiver performs MMSE combining of signals received across an array, using adaptive channel estimation. Nonuniform Doppler compensation across subbands is performed using a single adaptively estimated parameter representing the Doppler rate. Algorithm performance is demonstrated on experimental data, transmitted through a shallow water channel over the distance of 2.5 km. QPSK modulation with a varying number of carriers is used in a 24 kHz acoustic bandwidth. Excellent performance is achieved with up to 1024 carriers, yielding an overall bit rate of 30 kbps.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 2006-R/RCM-18
Title: Simulation and Rapid Prototyping Environment for Acoustic Communication Networks of Distributed Autonomous Underwater Platforms

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