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##### Complex-Valued Neural Networks for Blind Equalization of Time-Varying Channels

**Authors:**
Rajoo Pandey

**Abstract:**

Most of the commonly used blind equalization algorithms are based on the minimization of a nonconvex and nonlinear cost function and a neural network gives smaller residual error as compared to a linear structure. The efficacy of complex valued feedforward neural networks for blind equalization of linear and nonlinear communication channels has been confirmed by many studies. In this paper we present two neural network models for blind equalization of time-varying channels, for M-ary QAM and PSK signals. The complex valued activation functions, suitable for these signal constellations in time-varying environment, are introduced and the learning algorithms based on the CMA cost function are derived. The improved performance of the proposed models is confirmed through computer simulations.

**Keywords:**
Neural Networks,
blind equalization,
Constant
Modulus Algorithm,
Time-varying channels

**Digital Object Identifier (DOI):**
doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1331087

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