Performance of Pre-FFT Type MMSE Adaptive Array Antenna with Iterative Weight Update in Presence of Sporadic Intra-System Interference

Kazuto YANO  Makoto TAROMARU  Masazumi UEBA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B   No.5   pp.1852-1859
Publication Date: 2009/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
pre-FFT type adaptive array antenna,  sporadic interference suppression,  OFDM,  indoor LOS propagation,  packet transmission,  IEEE 802.11a,  

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Summary: 
This paper introduces our proposed pre-FFT type MMSE-AAA for an OFDM packet transmission system to suppress sporadic interference. The AAA scheme controls an antenna weight to minimize the mean square error between its output signals of two periods with identical transmitted waveform and iterates the weight updating process in an OFDM symbol to rapidly converge the weight. The average PER performance of the proposed AAA with the presence of a sporadic inter-system/intra-system interference signal is evaluated through computer simulations that assume an exponentially decaying 12-path LOS fading channel and IEEE 802.11a data frame transmission. Simulation results show that the proposed AAA can effectively suppress sporadic inter-system interference that is irrelevant to its arrival timing. Sporadic intra-system interference can also be suppressed by the proposed AAA more efficiently than inter-system interference as long as the interference arrives between 13% and 90% of the OFDM symbol duration after the beginning of an OFDM symbol of the desired signal.