Communication over Doppler spread channels. II. Receiver characterization and practical results Academic Article uri icon


  • A receiver for coherent communication through underwater communication channels is analyzed. The receiver performance and stability versus delay spread, Doppler spread, and signal-to-noise ratio is quantified. The stability is governed by the ill-conditioning of a correlation matrix estimate and it sets the limit on how many taps should be used for a channel with a given number of degrees of freedom. The receiver is used extensively on both simulated and real data that are Doppler spread, and good performance in these channels is verified.

publication date

  • 2001