Burst and Symbol Timing Synchronization for the Upstream Channel in Broadband Cable Access Systems Academic Article uri icon


  • We describe a robust time and burst synchronization strategy for data over cable transmission systems. The strategy includes coarse and fine timing and involves a total of 7 steps. Analytical analysis of false alarm and detection error probabilities is also accomplished. We study the influence of a parameter (called contrast threshold) on the performance and we take into account frequency and sampling time errors. It is shown that a successful synchronization is guaranteed by fixing the contrast threshold between 3 and 4 dB while operating at moderate signal-to-noise ratios.

published proceedings

  • 2002 IEEE International Conference on Communications. Conference Proceedings. ICC 2002 (Cat. No.02CH37333)

author list (cited authors)

  • Boutros, J., Buda, F., Lemois, E., & Popper, A.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Boutros, J||Buda, F||Lemois, E||Popper, A

publication date

  • January 2002