Modulation Discovery Over Arbitrary Additive Noise Channels Based on the Richardson-Lucy Algorithm

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Dulek B., Ozdemir O., Varshney P. K., Su W.

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING LETTERS, vol.21, no.6, pp.756-760, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/lsp.2014.2314695
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.756-760
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


We address the problem of discovering unknown digital amplitude-phase modulations over block-fading additive noise channels. The proposed method uses the iterative Richardson-Lucy algorithm to determine the distribution of the transmitted symbols, which completely characterizes the underlying signal constellation. The decoding of the received signals can then be carried out based on the estimate of the signal constellation. An important application of the proposed method is to construct a modulation dictionary in an offline manner prior to performing any type of real time classification, thereby improving the performance of the automatic modulation classification algorithms proposed in the literature.