An Invited Paper for the 1998 IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

Cochannel Signal Separation in Fading Channels Using a Modified Constant Modulus Array

Srikanth Gummadi and Brian L. Evans

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Science Building, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1084 USA -


We convert a constant modulus (CM) array into a robust smart antenna by modifying the error criterion to be a weighted sum of conventional CM array error and decision-directed equalization error. The new error criterion enables the CM array to (1) separate digital cochannel signals with multipath and inter-symbol interference and (2) track fading signals. The key contribution is that the modified error criterion adds phase sensitivity to the otherwise phase insensitive CM error criterion. We present computer simulations to show the signal tracking properties of the CM array using the modified error criterion in a fading environment.

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