Pipelined functional link artificial recurrent neural network with the decision feedback structure for nonlinear channel equalization

Haiquan Zhao, Xiangping Zeng, Jiashu Zhang, Tianrui Li, Yangguang Liu, Da Ruan

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    This paper presents a computationally efficient nonlinear adaptive filter by a pipelined functional link artificial decision feedback recurrent neural network (PFLADFRNN) for the design of a nonlinear channel equalizer. It aims to reduce computational burden and improve nonlinear processing capabilities of the functional link artificial recurrent neural network (FLANN). The proposed equalizer consists of several simple small-scale functional link artificial decision feedback recurrent neural network (FLADFRNN) modules with less computational complexity. Since it is a module nesting architecture comprising a number of modules that are interconnected in a chained form, its performance can be further improved. Moreover, the equalizer with a decision feedback recurrent structure overcomes the unstableness thanks to its nature of infinite impulse response structure. Finally, the performance of the PFLADFRNN modules is evaluated by a modified real-time recurrent learning algorithm via extensive simulations for different linear and nonlinear channel models in digital communication systems. The comparisons of multilayer perceptron, FLANN and reduced decision feedback FLANN equalizers have clearly indicated the convergence rate, bit error rate, steady-state error and computational complexity, respectively, for nonlinear channel equalization.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3677-3692
    Number of pages16
    JournalInformation Sciences
    Issue number17
    StatePublished - 1 Sep 2011

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Information Systems and Management
    • Artificial Intelligence

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