On Maximum-Likelihood Timing Synchronization

@article{Herzet2007OnMT,
  title={On Maximum-Likelihood Timing Synchronization},
  author={C{\'e}dric Herzet and Henk Wymeersch and Marc Moeneclaey and Luc Vandendorpe},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Communications},
  year={2007},
  volume={55},
  pages={1116-1119}
}
In this paper, we address the issue of symbol timing recovery for a coded burst transmission system. As direct maximum-likelihood (ML) estimation is intractable, we resort to the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm in order to derive a receiver that iterates between data detection and synchronization. Conventional data-aided (DA) and decision-directed (DD) synchronizers can be interpreted as special cases of the proposed algorithm. The EM-based technique takes into account code properties… CONTINUE READING
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