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A hybrid adaptive channel equalization technique for quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) signals is proposed. The proposed algorithm, which is referred to as the modified constant modulus algorithm (MCMA), minimizes an error cost function that includes both amplitude and phase of the equalizer output. In addition to the amplitude-dependent term that is(More)
Detection and localization of stationary targets behind walls is primarily challenged by the presence of the overwhelming electromagnetic signature of the front wall in the radar returns. In this paper, we use the discrete prolate spheroidal sequences to represent spatially extended stationary targets, including exterior walls. This permits the formation of(More)
Front wall reflections are considered one of the main challenges in sensing through walls using radar. This is especially true under sparse time-space or frequency-space sampling of radar returns which may be required for fast and efficient data acquisition. Unlike homogeneous walls, heterogeneous walls have frequency and space varying characteristics which(More)
This paper studies the optimum performance boundaries of a two-hop multi-antenna amplify-and-forward (AF) relay system with a multi-antenna energy harvesting (EH) receiver. The source and relay nodes employ orthogonal space-time block codes for data transmission. When instantaneous channel state information (CSI) is available, we design joint optimal source(More)
An estimator for the phase parameters of mono- and multicomponent FM signals, with both good numerical properties and statistical performance is proposed. The proposed approach is based on the Hough transform of the pseudo-Wigner-Ville time-frequency distribution (PWVD). It is shown that the numerical properties of the estimator can be improved by varying(More)
— We derive a multipath model for sensing through walls using radars. The model considers propagation through a front wall and specular reflections at interior walls in an enclosed room under surveillance. The model is derived such that additional eigenrays can be easily accommodated. A synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system is considered and stationary or(More)
—Through-the-wall imaging and urban sensing is an emerging area of research and development. The incorporation of the effects of signal propagation through wall material in producing an indoor image is important for reliable through-the-wall mission operations. We have previously analyzed wall effects, such as refraction and change in propagation speed, and(More)