A low complexity feedforward symbol-timing estimator based on the conditional maximum-likelihood principle is proposed. An approximation is applied to the Fourier series expansion of the conditional maximum-likelihood function such that implementation complexity is greatly reduced. It is shown that the proposed estimator can be viewed as a generalization of the well-known square nonlinearity estimator proposed by Oerder and Meyr in 1988. Simulation results show that the performance of the proposed estimator is very close to the conditional Cramer-Rao bound and is better than that of the square nonlinearity estimator.
- Maximum likelihood
- Timing delay
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Modelling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering