Data-Aided ML Parameter Estimators of PSK Burst Modems and their Systolic VLSI Implementations
Richmond, Robert L
Date: December 05 - December 09, 1999
A high-performance Universal Modem ASIC that supports several modulation types and burst mode frame formats is under development. Powerful and generic data-aided (DA) parameter estimators are necessary to accommodate many modes. In this paper, we present an approximated maximum likelihood (ML) carrier frequency offset estimator and their systolic VLSI implementations for PSK burst modems. The performances are close to the Cramer-Rao lower bounds (CRLB) as low SNRs. Compared with theoretical solutions the estimators proposed here are much simpler and easier to implement by the current VLSI technology. The CRLB for DA estimations is discussed in some depth, some issues on training sequence design are also addressed in the work.