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Concurrent signal combining and channel estimation in digital communications

United States Patent

August 30, 2011
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In the reception of digital information transmitted on a communication channel, a characteristic exhibited by the communication channel during transmission of the digital information is estimated based on a communication signal that represents the digital information and has been received via the communication channel. Concurrently with the estimating, the communication signal is used to decide what digital information was transmitted.
Ormesher; Richard C. (Albuquerque, NM), Mason; John J. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 564,396
November 29, 2006
This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.