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Experimental Evaluation of Interference Canceling Equalizer (ICE) for a TDMA Mobile Communication System
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2001/02/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technology
inter-symbol interference (ISI), cochannel interference (CCI), interference canceller, time division multiple access (TDMA), personal digital cellular (PDC) system,
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This paper describes the results of a series of laboratory experiments for performance evaluations of our proposed Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation (MLSE) based interference canceller, the Interference Canceling Equalizer (ICE), which can cancel both co-channel interference (CCI) and inter-symbol interference (ISI). To verify the feasibility of ICE for the Japanese cellular communications system, a standard of which has been released under the name of Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) system, a prototype system was constructed using 27 TI TMS320C40 Digital Signal Processor (DSP) chips. The ICE prototype works in real-time on the PDC air interface, major specifications of which are π/4 QDPSK 21 k symbols/s 3-channel time-division multiple-access (TDMA). Two-branch diversity reception is used to enhance the signal detection performance of ICE. In the experiments, BER performances were evaluated using the prototype system. Under a single-path Rayleigh fading and a single CCI condition, the ICE receiver attains the BER of less than 310-2 with the negative values of the average CIR: for fD = 5 Hz and 40 Hz, the average CIR more than -20 dB and -10 dB, respectively. Under a double-path Rayleigh fading and a single CCI condition, the ICE receiver attains the BER of less than 1.510-2 with the negative values of the average CIR: for fD = 5 Hz and 40 Hz, the average CIR more than -20 dB and -10 dB, respectively. The laboratory test results suggest that the ICE receiver has potential for system capacity enhancement.