Optimum Joint Slot and Symbol Synchronization for the Optical PPM Channel Academic Article uri icon


  • A maximum-likelihood statistic for pulse-position-modulation (PPM) symbol synchronization in the absence of slot synchronization is derived for the direct-direction optical channel from noisy observations of randomly modulated data, observed through a window M symbols wide. Two approximations to the optimal rule that are easier to implement are also derived and their performance analyzed by computer simulations. It is seen that the performance of one approximation, which is quite easy to implement, is almost identical to the more complex approximation. © 1987 IEEE

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Georghiades, C.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • June 1987