Broadband interference excision for software-radio spread-spectrum communications using time-frequency distribution synthesis.

A new method is introduced for interference excision in spread-spectrum communications that is conducive to software-radio applications. Spare processing capacity in the receiver permits the use of time–frequency techniques to synthesize a nonstationary interference from the time–frequency domain using least squares methods. The synthesized signal is then subtracted from the incoming data in the time domain, leading to jammer removal and increased signal-to-interferenceand- noise ratio at the input of the correlator. The paper focuses on jammers with constant modulus that are uniquely described by their instantaneous frequency characteristics. With this a priori knowledge, the jammer signal amplitude is restored by projecting each sample of the synthesized signal to a circle representing its constant modulus. With the phase matching provided by the least squares synthesis method and amplitude matching underlying the projection operation, a significant improvement in receiver performance/bit-error rates is achieved over the case where no projection is performed. Software-radio aspects including computational complexity and processing modes are also discussed.

Main Author: Lach, Stephen R.
Other Authors: Amin, Moeness G., Lindsey, Alan R.
Language: English
Published: 1999
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