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PhD Thesis

"Synchronization in Digital Communication Systems: Performance Bounds and Practical Algorithms", Ghent University, Belgium, June 22, 2009




Papers

Conferences

1. N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "The True Cramer-Rao Bound for Estimating the Time Delay of a Linearly Modulated Waveform" , IEEE International Conference on Communications 2002, ICC'02, New York, NY, Paper D08-1, Apr 28 - May 2
2. N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "True Cramer-Rao Bounds for Carrier and Symbol Synchronization" , EURASIP European Signal Processing Conference 2002, EUSIPCO'02, Toulouse, France, Paper 890, Sep. 3-6, 2002 (invited paper)
3. N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "The True Cramer-Rao Bound for Estimating the Carrier Phase of a Convolutionally Encoded PSK Signal" , 9th Symposium on Vehicular Technology and Communications 2002, SCVT'02, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, pp. 9-14, Oct. 17, 2002
4. N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "The True Cramer-Rao Bound for Phase-Independent Carrier Frequency Estimation from a PSK Signal" , IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2002, GLOBECOM'02, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., Nov. 17-21, 2002
5. N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "The impact of the observation model on the Cramer-Rao bound for carrier phase and frequency synchronization" , IEEE International Conference on Communications 2003, ICC'03, Anchorage, Alaska, Paper CT04-1, May 11-15, 2003
6. H. Steendam, N. Noels, M. Moeneclaey, "Iterative Carrier Phase Synchronization for Low-Density Parity-Check Coded Systems" , IEEE International Conference on Communications 2003, ICC'03, Anchorage, Alaska, Paper CT22-2, May 11-15, 2003
7. N. Noels, C. Herzet, A. Dejonghe, V. Lottici, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, M. Luise and L. Vandendorpe, "Turbo synchronization : an EM algorithm interpretation" , IEEE International Conference on Communications 2003, ICC'03, Anchorage, Alaska, Paper GC07-3, May 11-15, 2003
8. N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "Carrier Phase Recovery in Turbo Receivers: Cramer-Rao Bound and Synchronizer performance" , IEEE International Symposium on Turbo codes 2003, ISTC'03, Brest, France, pp. 323-326, Sep. 1-5, 2003
9. N. Noels,H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "Pilot-Symbol Assisted Carrier Synchronization: Cramer-Rao Bound and Synchronizer Performance" , IEEE 10th Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology, SCVT'03, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Paper 28, Nov. 13, 2003
10. N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "Pilot-Symbol Assisted Iterative Carrier Synchronization for Burst Transmission" , IEEE International Conference on Communications 2004, ICC'04, Paris, France, Paper CT08-5, June 20-24, 2004
11. N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "On the Cramer-Rao Lower Bound and the Performance of Synchronizers for (Turbo) Encoded Systems" , IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless communications 2004, SPAWC'04, Lisbon, Portugal, July 11-14, 2004
12. F. Simoens; H. Wymeersch, N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "Turbo channel estimation for bit-interleaved coded modulation." , National Symposium of Radio Science, URSI, Poznan, Poland, April 7 - 8, 2005
13. N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, H. Bruneel, "A Maximum-Likelihood Based Feedback Carrier Synchronizer for Turbo-Coded Systems" , Proc. 61st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC spring '05, Stockholm, Sweden, Paper A4-3, May 29-June 1, 2005
14. E. Panayirci, H. Cirpan, M. Moeneclaey and N. Noels, "Blind phase noise estimation in OFDM systems by sequential Monte Carlo method" , Proc. 5th International Workshop on Multi-Carrier Spread-Spectrum (MC-SS), Oberpfaffenhoven, Germany, September, 2005
15. N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "Effectiveness Study of Code-Aided and Non-Code-Aided ML-Based Feedback Phase Synchronizers" , Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications 2006, ICC'06, Istanbul, Turkey, June 11-15, 2006
16. E. Panayirci, H. Cirpan, M. Moeneclaey, N. Noels, "Blind Data detection in the Presence of PLL Phase Noise by Sequential Monte Carlo Method" , Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications 2006, ICC'06, Istanbul, Turkey, June 11-15, 2006
17. E. Panayirci, H. Cirpan, M. Moeneclaey, N. Noels, "Blind Phase Noise Estimation and Data Detection Based on SMC Technique and Unscented Filtering" , Proc. IEEE European Signal Processing Conference 2006, EUSIPCO'06, Florence, Italy, September 4-8, 2006
18. N. Noels, M. Dervin, M. Moeneclaey and M.-L. Boucheret, "Carrier phase tracking at low signal-to-noise ratio: a performance comparison of a parity-code-aided and a pilot-sybol-assisted approach" , Proc. Ninth International Workshop on Signal Processing for Space Communications (SPSC 2006), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, September 11-13, 2006
19. N. Noels and M. Moeneclaey, "Iterative carrier synchronization techniques in transmission systems protected by a powerful error-correcting code" , Proc. Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, US, Nov. 4-7, 2007
20. N. Noels and M. Moeneclaey, "True Cramer-Rao bound for estimating synchronization parameters from a linearly modulated bandpass signal with unknow data symbols" , Proc. 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP 2007), Saint-Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Dec. 12-14, pp. 29-32, 2007
21. J. Bhatti, N. Noels and M. Moeneclaey, "Phase noise estimation and compensation for OFDM systems: a DCT-based approach" , Proc. ISSSTA2010, Taichung, Taiwan, October 17-20, pp. 93-97, 2010
22. N. Noels, M. Moeneclaey, F. Simoens and D. Delaruelle, "Iterative receiver with reduced implementation complexity for phase noise affected BIC-CPM" , Proc. 2011 18th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2011), Ayia Napa, Cyprus, May 9-11, pp. 391-396, 2011
23. J. Bhatti, N. Noels and M. Moeneclaey, "Algorithms for iterative phase noise estimation based on a truncated DCT expansion " , Proc. SPAWC 2011 : 2011 IEEE 12th international workshop on signal processing advances in wireless communications (2011), San Francisco, CA, USA, June 26-29, pp. 51-55, 2011
24. J. Bhatti, N. Noels and M. Moeneclaey, "Low-complexity frequency offset and phase noise estimation for burst-mode digital transmission " , Proc. 2011 IEEE 22nd international symposium on personal indoor and mobile radio communications (PIMRC), Toronto, Canada, pp. 1662-1666, Sep. 11-14, 2011
25. N. Noels and M. Moeneclaey, "Spectrally efficient CPM: Suboptimal FG-based multiuser detection " , Proc. Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2012 IEEE, Paris, France, April 1-4, pp. 908-913, 2012
26. N. Noels and M. Moeneclaey, "New Factor Graph Based Multiuser Detector for Spectrally Efficient CPM " , Proc. SPACOMM 2012, Chamonix, France, April 29-May 4, 6 pages, 2012

Journals

1. N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "The Cramer-Rao Bound for Phase Estimation from Coded Linearly Modulated Signals" , IEEE Communication Letters, vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 207-209, May 2003
2. N. Noels, H. Wymeersch, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "True Cramer-Rao Bound for Timing Recovery From a Bandlimited Linearly Modulated Waveform With Unknown Carrier Phase and Frequency" , IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 473-483, March 2004
3. N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "The True Cramer-Rao Bound for Carrier Frequency Estimation From a PSK Signal" , IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 52, No. 5, pp. 834-844, May 2004
4. N. Noels, V. Lottici, A. Dejonghe, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, M. Luise, L. Vandendorpe, "A Theoretical Framework for Soft-Information-Based Synchronization in Iterative (Turbo) Receivers" , EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Special Issue on Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms for Wireless Communications, vol 2005, Nr. 2, pp. 117-129, April 2005
5. N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "Carrier and Clock recovery in (turbo) coded systems: Cramer-Rao Bound and Synchronizer Performance" , EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal processing, Special Issue on Turbo Processing, vol 2005, Nr. 6, pp. 972-980, May 2005
6. N. Noels, H. Steendam and M. Moeneclaey "Carrier Phase Tracking From Turbo and LDPC Coded Signals Affected By a Frequency Offset" , IEEE Communications Letters, Volume 9, Issue 10, pp. 915-917, Oct. 2005
7. N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, H. Bruneel, "Carrier Phase and Frequency Estimation for Pilot-Symbol Assisted Transmission: Bounds and Algorithms" , IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 53, Issue 12, pp. 4578-4587, Dec. 2005
8. E. Panayirci, H.A. Cirpan, M. Moeneclaey, N. Noels "Blind-phase noise estimation in OFDM systems by sequential Monte Carlo method" , European Transactions on Telecommunications, Volume 17, pp. 685-693, Nov/Dec 2006
9. N. Noels, H. Steendam and M. Moeneclaey "Performance Analysis of ML-Based Feedback Carrier Phase Synchronizers for Coded Signals" , IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 55, Issue 3, pp. 1129-1136, March 2007
10. C. Herzet, N. Noels, V. Lottici, H. Wymeersch, M. Luise, M. Moeneclaey, L. Vandendorpe "Code-aided turbo synchronization" , Proceedings of the IEEE, Volume 95, pp. 1255-1271, June 2007
11. N. Noels, P. Ciblat and H. Steendam, "Overview of Performance Lower Bounds for Blind Frequency-Offset Estimation" , Radio Science Bulletin 335 - December 2010 , pp. 26-45
12. N. Noels, M. Moeneclaey, F. Simoens and D. Delaruelle, "A low-complexity iterative phase noise tracker for bit-interleaved coded CPM signals in AWGN " , IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 59, Issue 9, pp. 4271-4285, Sep 2011
13. N. Noels and M. Moeneclaey, "Iterative Multiuser Detection of Spectrally Efficient FDMA CPM" , IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 60, Issue 10, pp. 5254-5267, Oct 2012