Discrete-time Markov models for path delays in multipath channels

John C. Sperandio, Paul G. Flikkema

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Abstract

We describe a new parameter estimation method for the multipath arrival process in wideband communication channels. Previous efforts have employed the 'modified Poisson' or Δ - K model in which path arrivals are modeled as a time-inhomogeneous Markov chain. We improve upon methods used thus far by utilizing maximum-likelihood (ML) estimation of the Markov transition probabilities, or equivalently, the underlying path (bin) occupancy probabilities and clustering coefficients. This model provides a useful statistical description of the arrival process for evaluation of multipath-combining receiver structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages81-85
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th IEEE International Conference on Universal Personal Communications, ICUPC'96. Part 1 (of 2) - Cambridge, MA, USA
Duration: Sep 29 1996Oct 1 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 5th IEEE International Conference on Universal Personal Communications, ICUPC'96. Part 1 (of 2)
CityCambridge, MA, USA
Period9/29/9610/1/96

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  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Sperandio, J. C., & Flikkema, P. G. (1996). Discrete-time Markov models for path delays in multipath channels. 81-85. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 5th IEEE International Conference on Universal Personal Communications, ICUPC'96. Part 1 (of 2), Cambridge, MA, USA, .