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PhD Thesis

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


Book Chapter

"CH-7 Synchronization of digital signals", DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-398281-0.00007-7, In book: Academic Press Library in Mobile and Wireless Communications, 2016, pp. 227-281


Conference Papers

39. N. Noels, M. Moeneclaey, T. Ramirez, C. Mosquera, M. Caus, A. Pastore, "Symbol-asynchronous transmission in multibeam satellite user down-link: rate regions for novel superposition coding schemes", 6th IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GLOBALSIP), Anaheim, California, USA, Nov. 2018
38. T. Ramirez, C. Mosquera, M. Caus, A. Pastore, N. Alagha and N. Noels, "Adjacent beams resource sharing to serve hot spots: a rate-splitting approach", 36th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC), Niagara Falls, Canada, Oct. 2018
37. T. Ramirez, C. Mosquera, M. Caus, A. Pastore, M. Navarro and N. Noels, "Message-Splitting for Interference Cancellation in Multibeam Satellite Systems", 9th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference (ASMS) and 15th Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop (SPSC), Berlin, Germany, Sept. 2018
36. M. Caus, A. Pastore, M. Navarro, T. Ramirez, C. Mosquera, N. Noels, N. Alagha and A. Pérez-Neira, "Exploratory Analysis of Superposition Coding and Rate Splitting for Multibeam Satellite Systems", 15th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2018), Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 2018
35. V.T.D. Huynh, N. Noels and H. Steendam, "Closed-Form BER Expression for OFDM with the Effect of TI-ADC's Timing Mismatch", 2018 25th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), Saint-Malo, France, Jun. 2018
34. V.T.D. Huynh, N. Noels and H. Steendam, "Accurate and Efficient BER Evaluation for High-Speed OFDM Systems Impaired by TI-ADC Circuit’s Gain Mismatch", 2017 23rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC), Perth, Australia, Dec. 2017
33. V.T.D. Huynh, N. Noels and H. Steendam, "Approximate BER for OFDM Systems Impaired by a Gain Mismatch of a TI-ADC Realization", 2017 24th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), Limassol, Cyprus, May 2017
32. N. Noels and M. Moeneclaey, "Performance of Advanced Telecommand Frame Synchronizer under Pulsed Jamming Conditions", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2017, Paris, France, May 2017
31. V.T.D. Huynh, N. Noels and H. Steendam, "Offset Mismatch Calibration for TI-ADCs in High-Speed OFDM Systems", 22nd IEEE Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the Benelux (SCVT 2015), Luxembourg, Luxembourg, November 2015
30. N. Noels, J. Bhatti, H. Bruneel and M. Moeneclaey, "Computationally-Efficient Iterative Demodulation of Coded PSK Signals Affected by Phase Noise", Proc. 12th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems 2015 (ISWCS’15), Brussels, Belgium, August 2015
29. N. Noels and M. Moeneclaey, "Pilot Based Single User Frequency Offset Estimation in Spectrally-Overlapping FDMA CPM Systems", Proc. 12th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems 2015 (ISWCS’15), Brussels, Belgium, August 2015
28. V.T.D. Huynh, N. Noels, P. Rombouts, J Armstrong and H. Steendam, "Effect of time-interleaved analog-to-digital converter mismatches on OFDM performance" , Proc. 18th International OFDM Workshop 2014 (InOWo’14), Essen, Germany, August 2014, pp. 128-135
27. 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
26. 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
25. 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
24. 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
23. 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
22. 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
21. 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
20. 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
19. 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
18. 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
17. 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
16. 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
15. 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
14. 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
13. 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
12. 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
11. 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
10. H. Wymeersch, N. Noels, H. Steendam, M. Moeneclaey, "Synchronization at low SNR: performance bounds and algorithms" , Invited presentation at the Communication Theory Workshop, Capri, Italy, May 2004.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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

Journal Papers

18. V.-T.-D. Huynh, N. Noels and H. Steendam, "BER Evaluation of OFDM Systems with Joint Effect of TI-ADC Circuit's Gain Mismatch and Channel Estimation Error", accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Communications (https://doi.org/10.1109/TCOMM.2019.2899634)
17. N. Noels and I. Aguiler Sanchez, "Towards improved satellite telecommand link availability", International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/sat.1282
16. N. Noels and M. Moeneclaey, "On the Use of Extrinsic Probabilities in the Computation of Non-Bayesian Cramer–Rao Bounds for Coded Linearly Modulated Signals", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 66, Issue 8, pp. 2128-2140, Apr. 2018
15. V.-T.-D. Huynh, N. Noels and H. Steendam, "Effect of Offset Mismatch in Time-Interleaved ADC Circuits on OFDM-BER Performance", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, Volume 64, Issue 8, pp. 2195-2206, Aug. 2017
14. N. Noels, J. Bhatti, H. Bruneel and M. Moeneclaey, "Block-processing Soft-Input Soft-Output Demodulator for Coded PSK using DCT-based Phase Noise Estimation", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Volume 62, pp. 2939-2950, Aug. 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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