Quadratic sphericity test for blind detection over time-varying frequency-selective fading channels
Document typeConference lecture
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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This paper addresses the problem of blind detection of a wide-sense stationary (WSS) signal over fading channels. We propose a test statistic which is optimal from a correlation-matching perspective that shows invariance with respect to the noise power and the channel gain. In the blind scenario, we derive the quadratic sphericity test (QST) which exploits the structure of the fading channel as a squared mean to arithmetic mean ratio of the eigenvalues of the autocorrelation matrix of the observations. We provide numerical results to assess the performance of the QST in several fading scenarios, as well as the benchmarking to other blind and non-blind detectors.
CitationFont-Segura, J. [et al.]. Quadratic sphericity test for blind detection over time-varying frequency-selective fading channels. A: IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. "2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing: proceedings: May 26-31, 2013: Vancouver Convention Center: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada". Vancouver: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013, p. 4708-4712.