Complex-Valued Adaptive Signal Processing Using Nonlinear Functions

  • Hualiang Li1 and

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    • Tülay Adalı1Email author

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      EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20082008:765615

      DOI: 10.1155/2008/765615

      Received: 16 October 2007

      Accepted: 14 February 2008

      Published: 25 February 2008


      We describe a framework based on Wirtinger calculus for adaptive signal processing that enables efficient derivation of algorithms by directly working in the complex domain and taking full advantage of the power of complex-domain nonlinear processing. We establish the basic relationships for optimization in the complex domain and the real-domain equivalences for first- and second-order derivatives by extending the work of Brandwood and van den Bos. Examples in the derivation of first- and second-order update rules are given to demonstrate the versatility of the approach.

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      Authors’ Affiliations

      Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland


      © H. Li and T. Adalı 2008

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