Mobile satellite TDMA communications robust burst repetition despreading

@article{Bialer2014MobileST,
  title={Mobile satellite TDMA communications robust burst repetition despreading},
  author={Oded Bialer and Uzi Ram and Guy Levitas and Avi Gal},
  journal={The 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2014)},
  year={2014},
  pages={2440-2444}
}
Burst repetition spreading is a well known method for signal spreading in satellite communication systems. Frequency offsets cause a rotation in the repetition symbols, thus in the de-spreading process the repetitions are coherently combined by correcting their phase rotation. However, in low SNR conditions, conventional methods for phase offset estimation result in a large combining loss. In this paper, we developed a novel approximate Maximum Likelihood estimator for the repetition phase… CONTINUE READING