Orthogonal pulse shape design via semidefinite programming

Timothy N. Davidson, Zhi Quan Luo, K. Max Wong

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In digital communications, orthogonal pulse shapes are often used to represent message symbols for transmission through a channel. The design of such pulse shapes is formulated as a convex semidefinite programming problem, from which a globally optimal pulse shape can be efficiently found using interior point methods. The formulation is used to design filters which achieve the minimal bandwidth for a given filter length, and the minimal filter length for a given bandwidth. The effectiveness of the method is demonstrated by the design of waveforms with substantially improved performance over the `chip' waveforms specified in recent standards for digital mobile telecommunications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2651-2654
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-99) - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: Mar 15 1999Mar 19 1999


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