Burst and symbol timing synchronization for the upstream channel in broadband cable access systems

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1490-1494
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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