Detection of continuous phase modulation (CPM) signals can be accomplished using quadrature coherent detectors which in-clude a pair of linear and time-invariant postdetection filters. Performance of the quadrature detectors is highly sensitive to the postdetection filters response. This paper presents a rigorous derivation of an optimum postdetection filter response. The derivation is based on minimizing the mean-square interference the constraint that the filter noise bandwidth is held constant. The amount of computations involved is fairly small and increases linearly with the receiver observation interval. Performance analysis results for several modulation techniques are presented.

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Journal IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
El-Tanany, M, & Mahmoud, S.A. (Samy A.). (1987). Mean-Square Error Optimization of Quadrature Receivers for CPM with Modulation Index 1/2. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 5(5), 896–905. doi:10.1109/JSAC.1987.1146595