Short-time Fourier transform receiver for nonstationary interference excision in DSSS communications.

A new adaptive excision approach for nonstationary interference excision in direct sequence spread spectrum (DS/SS) communications is introduced. The proposed excision approach is based on the attractive localization properties of the impulse responses of the multiple pole filters. These impulse responses have Gaussian-like shapes and decrease in bandwidth with higher pole multiplicities. When used as data windows, they yield a large class of computationally efficient short-time Fourier transforms (STFTs). Localization measures can be applied to determine the optimum window that maximally concentrates the interference in the time–frequency (t–f) domain. Interference mitigation is then achieved by applying a binary excision mask to the corresponding STFT for each data bit. We show that the proposed interference excision method permits both data-dependent windowing and time-varying filtering and leads to improved BER performance of the DS/SS system. The paper also derives the general optimum receiver implementing the STFT-based interference excision system.

Main Author: Ouyang, Xuemei.
Other Authors: Amin, Moeness G.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2001
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