The Editorial Board of the special issue on “Differential and Noncoherent Wireless Communications” of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, September 2005, ranked the paper:
D. Makrakis, P. T. Mathiopoulos and D. P. Bouras, “Optimal decoding of coded PSK and QA signals in correlated fast fading channels: A combined envelope, multiple differential and coherent detection approach,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. COM-42, pp. 63-75, Jan. 1994
as one among the four most important breakthroughs in the area of “Differential and Noncoherent Wireless Communications”.