Optimal blind equalization of Gaussian channels

  • Jesús Cid-Sueiro
  • Luis Weruaga-Prieto
  • Aníbal R. Figueiras-Vidal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 686)


In this paper we show that a recurrent version of a Radial Basis Functions network can compute optimal symbol-by-symbol decissions for equalizing Gaussian channels in digital communication systems, when the (linear or not) channel response and the noise variance are known. In order to do this, the recurrent RBF (RRBF) computes several statistics about the possible states of the channel, which can be used to estimate the channel response during operation. Taking advantage of this fact, a novel technique for learning the channel parameters in a non-supervised way is theoretically derived, resulting a simple and fast algorithm that can be used for tracking in time variant environments, or for blind equalization purposes.

Finally, we show several simulation results which support the theoretically derived results.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesús Cid-Sueiro
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luis Weruaga-Prieto
    • 2
  • Aníbal R. Figueiras-Vidal
    • 2
  1. 1.ETSI Telecomunicación-UVValladolidSpain
  2. 2.DSSR, ETSI Telecomunicación-UPMCiudad UniversitariaMadridSpain

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