Diversity Reception and Interference Cancellation for Receivers Using Antenna with Periodically Variable Antenna Pattern

Nobuhide KINJO  Masato SAITO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E104-A    No.1    pp.253-262
Publication Date: 2021/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.2020WBP0006
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Wideband Systems)
space diversity,  path diversity,  ESPAR antenna,  MMSE,  interference cancellation,  

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In this paper, we propose a model of a diversity receiver which uses an antenna whose antenna pattern can periodically change. We also propose a minimum mean square error (MMSE) based interference cancellation method of the receiver which, in principle, can suffer from the interference in neighboring frequency bands. Since the antenna pattern changes according to the sum of sinusoidal waveforms with different frequencies, the received signals are received at the carrier frequency and the frequencies shifted from the carrier frequency by the frequency of the sinusoidal waveforms. The proposed diversity scheme combines the components in the frequency domain to maximize the signal-to-noise power ratio (SNR) and to maximize the diversity gain. We confirm that the bit error rate (BER) of the proposed receiver can be improved by increase in the number of arrival paths resulting in obtaining path diversity gain. We also confirm that the proposed MMSE based interference canceller works well when interference signals exist and achieves better BER performances than the conventional diversity receiver with maximum ratio combining.