Sequence Estimation for Digital FM

Yasunori IWANAMI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E84-B   No.6   pp.1613-1621
Publication Date: 2001/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technology
Keyword: 
digital FM,  GMSK,  limiter-discriminator,  sequence estimation,  upper and lower bounds on BER,  

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Summary: 
Sequence estimation (SE) of narrow-band digital FM signals, such as CPFSK and GMSK, with non-coherent limiter/discriminator (L/D) and integrate and dump (I&D) detection is investigated in detail using both analysis and simulation. The BER is studied from approximate upper and lower bounds obtained through Chernoff bounding techniques and minimum error event path probability along with a Gaussian noise assumption for high SNR. Various IF filters and the dependence of the error probability upon modulation index are considered. The results show an optimum modulation index around h 0.55, and clearly demonstrate the effectiveness and limitations of sequence estimation.