Adaptive equalization at hsdpa symbol level

Baştuǧ A., Ancora A., Slock D. T.

2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2009, Dresden, Germany, 14 - 18 June 2009 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iccw.2009.5208106
  • City: Dresden
  • Country: Germany
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Although a simple solution, pilot-symbols-trained LMS algorithm is not capable of tracking fast varying channels in UMTS FDD downlink due to insufficient adaptation rate. Pilot-chips-trained LMS adaptation is on the other hand much more prone to noise. These two phenomena manifest themselves in the two components of the adaptation excess mean square (EMSE). A compromise can be found by considering HSDPA symbol-level Griffiths or decisiondirected equalization. These two methods enable adapting 16 times more frequently than the pilot-symbols-aided adaptation. They are also attractive for implementation since a modular approach can be adopted by exploiting either one or more of the available HSDPA code domains depending on the instantaneous channel quality and the performance requirements. © 2009 IEEE.