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IEEE Transactions on Communications
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Decoding of Trellis-Encoded Signals in the Presence of Intersymbol Interference and Noise

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A new receiver for data-transmission systems employing trellis-coded modulation is investigated. It comprises a whitened-matched filter and a trellis decoder which combines the previously separated functions of equalization and TCM decoding. TCM encoder, transmission channel, and whitened-matched filter are modeled by a single finite-state machine with combined ISI and code states. Using ISI-state truncation techniques and the set-partitioning principles inherent in TCM, a systematic method is then developed for reducing the state complexity of the corresponding combined ISI and code trellis. A modified branch metric is used for canceling those ISI terms which are not represented by the trellis states. The approach leads to a family of Viterbi decoders which offer a tradeoff between decoding complexity and performance. An adaptive version of the new receiver is discussed, and an efficient structure for reduced-state decoding is given. Simulation results are presented for channels with severe amplitude and phase distortion. It is shown that the proposed receiver achieves a significant gain in noise margin over a conventional receiver which uses separate linear equalization and TCM decoding. © 1989 IEEE

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01 Jan 1989

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IEEE Transactions on Communications

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