A new family of blind adaptive equalization algorithms

New blind adaptive channel equalization techniques based on a deterministic optimization criterion are presented. A family of nonlinear functions is proposed which constitutes a generic class of blind algorithms. They have been shown to have better performance than the conventional constant modulus algorithm (CMA)-like approaches. The advantages include the relaxed stability range on the step size and that an automatic gain control unit which estimates the gain of the channel, is no longer of crucial importance