A Near-Optimal Receiver for MSK Modulation Under Symmetric Alpha-Stable Noise

Kaijie ZHOU  Huali WANG  Huan HAO  Zhangkai LUO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E101-A   No.5   pp.850-854
Publication Date: 2018/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E101.A.850
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
alpha-stable noise,  atmospheric noise,  MSK modulation,  matched myriad filter,  

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This paper proposes a matched myriad filter based detector for MSK signal under symmetric alpha-stable (SαS) noise. As shown in the previous literatures, SαS distribution is more accurate to characterize the atmospheric noise, which is the main interference in VLF communication. MSK modulation is widely used in VLF communication for its high spectral efficiency and constant envelope properties. However, the optimal detector for MSK under SαS noise is rarely reported due to its memory modulation characteristic. As MSK signal can be viewed as a sinusoidal pulse weighted offset QPSK (OQPSK), a matched myriad filter is proposed to derive a near-optimal detection performance for the in-phase and quadrature components, respectively. Simulations for MSK demodulation under SαS noise with different α validate the effectiveness of the proposed method.