A decision-directed carrier phase recovery scheme for high-speed satellite communications is proposed. Since the estimation is performed in complex domain from the baseband signal, the scheme has fast acquisition performance, unlike the conventional PLL. This merit makes it applicable for various wireless systems such as wireless local area networks (LANs), wireless asynchronous transfer modes (ATMs) and local multipoint distribution systems (LMDSs) that need highspeed burst signal communications. Also, this scheme can be implemented easily because low pass filters (LPFs) are utilized in filtering the estimates in order to suppress the noise within the carrier recovery loop. Moreover it does not require any divider or voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO). The performance is analyzed through analytical methods and simulation.