Variable Tap-Length Blind Equalization for Underwater Acoustic Communication

  • Zhiyong LiuEmail author
  • Yinyin Wang
  • Fan Bai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 251)


In view of the characteristics of underwater acoustic channel, a blind equalization algorithm for underwater acoustic communication based on variable tap length is proposed. On the basis of the normalized modified constant modulus algorithm (MCMA), the algorithm adjusts the length of the tap through the update algorithm to realize the blind equalization of the underwater acoustic channel. The simulation shows that the algorithm adaptively adjusts the length of the taps to the optimal. Compared with the traditional blind equalization algorithm, the performance of the system is improved.


Underwater acoustic communication Equalizers Modified constant modulus algorithm (MCMA) Variable tap-length 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information and Electrical EngineeringHarbin Institute of Technology (Weihai)WeihaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Information Transmission and Dissemination in CommunicationShijiazhuangPeople’s Republic of China

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