Patent Number: 6,480,552

Title: Soft output metrics generation for symbol detectors

Abstract: A method for calculating soft outputs of a detector used in a receiver that is part of a communication system having either memory introducing modulators or memoryless modulators. The output of a soft output detector, also known as reliability information, provides a probability that a certain symbol was transmitted by a transmitter of the communication system or the probability that a bit within a transmitted symbol was transmitted by a transmitter.

Inventors: Tonello; Andrea M. (Bridgewater, NJ)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

International Classification: H04L 5/02 (20060101); H04B 14/04 (20060101); H04L 27/22 (20060101); H03M 13/01 (20060101); H04L 1/02 (20060101); H03M 13/45 (20060101); H04L 27/00 (20060101); H04L 1/00 (20060101); H03M 13/00 (20060101); H04L 23/02 (20060101); H04L 1/06 (20060101); H04L 5/12 (20060101); H04L 23/00 (20060101); H04L 25/06 (20060101); H04L 023/02 (); H04L 005/12 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019