Detection and Parameter Synchronization on Fading Channels
In this chapter, we are concerned with optimal receiver structures and nearoptimal algorithms for data detection and sync parameter estimation on both flat and frequency-selective fading channels. Emphasis is placed on the concept of synchronized detection where the sync parameters are explicitly estimated and then used for detection. Based on this mathematical framework, optimal estimatordetector receivers for joint detection and synchronization are derived. This chapter focuses on the methodology and fundamental insights rather than on details of implementation; these are addressed in the following chapters on realizable receiver structures and fading channel estimation.