A ‘Frequency Blind’ Method for Symbol Rate Estimation

  • Saurav Zaman Khan
  • Ahmed Mostayed
  • Md. Ekramul Kabir
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 86)


Estimation of the symbol rate has important applications in receiver synchronization for symbol time recovery. In this paper the problem is investigated using Smoothen Non-Linear Energy Operator (SNEO). Unlike wavelet based methods in [2], [3], [4] the proposed algorithm is completely blind because it does not require any priory information regarding the modulation type or carrier frequency. Moreover, the proposed algorithm is computationally efficient. Simulation results also proof the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.


Digital Modulation Symbol Rate Non-linear Energy Operator SNEO 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saurav Zaman Khan
    • 1
  • Ahmed Mostayed
    • 2
  • Md. Ekramul Kabir
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringKyung Hee UniversitySuwonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Western AustraliaPerthAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Applied Physics, Electronic and Communication EngineeringUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh

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