Maximum Likelihood Decoding for Channels With Gaussian Noise and Signal Dependent Offset

Renfei Bu, Jos H. Weber, Kees A. Schouhamer Immink

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In many channels, the transmitted signals do not only face noise, but offset mismatch as well. In the prior art, maximum likelihood (ML) decision criteria have already been developed for noisy channels suffering from signal independent offset . In this paper, such ML criterion is considered for the case of binary signals suffering from Gaussian noise and signal dependent offset . The signal dependency of the offset signifies that it may differ for distinct signal levels, i.e., the offset experienced by the zeroes in a transmitted codeword is not necessarily the same as the offset for the ones. Besides the ML criterion itself, also an option to reduce the complexity is considered. Further, a brief performance analysis is provided, confirming the superiority of the newly developed ML decoder over classical decoders based on the Euclidean or Pearson distances.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9205245
Pages (from-to)85-93
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Maximum likelihood decoding
  • Gaussian noise
  • offset mismatch
  • signal dependent offset


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