Overview of Mobile Channels and Equalizers



2.1 Introduction

This book discusses the analysis of channel equalizers for mobile cellular channels in the presence of a number of linear and nonlinear message corrupting mechanisms. To understand properly the context and need of the work, a detailed discussion of the fundamental concepts involved is essential. This chapter focuses on the need for equalizers in a mobile channel and introduces different models available for the mobile channel. Various currently available equalizers are also discussed.

The chapter is organized as follows. In Section 2.2 the mobile communication system is reviewed and Section 2.3 brings out fading characteristics of mobile channels. In Section 2.4, various ...

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