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A novel blind algorithm is proposed for joint carrier phase/Doppler shift least-squares (LS) estimation for burst transmission of m-PSK modulated data. The algorithm can be extended to include Doppler rate estimation. The performance of the algorithm is contrasted against that of known algorithms, and it is shown to be advantageous particularly for short bursts and large frequency offsets. The signal-to-noise ratio penalty with respect to the ideal estimation case is shown to be below 1 dB for a frequency error as large as 0.1 of the symbol rate and bursts as short as 20 symbols.
Date of Publication: March 1998