Reduction of Microwave Oven Interference in DS-SS WLAN Systems by Using Adaptive Filters

Yasushi MATSUMOTO  Masanobu NAKATSUKA  Takahide MURAKAMI  Katsumi FUJII  Akira SUGIURA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.8   pp.3221-3228
Publication Date: 2005/08/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.8.3221
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section of 2004 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility)
Category: Communications
adaptive filter,  WLAN,  microwave oven,  ISM band,  spread spectrum,  EMI,  

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Since WLAN (wireless LAN) systems share the 2.4-GHz frequency band with microwave ovens, interference caused by radiated oven noise is a serious problem in practical WLAN application. To mitigate the oven noise interference in DS-SS (direct-sequence spread spectrum) WLAN systems, the use of adaptive filters is proposed. This method is based on the fact that oven noise behaves like CW (continuous wave) interference within a short duration. In contrast to previous reduction techniques for oven noise, this method can be implemented without changing any specifications of current WLAN systems. The results of numerical and experimental analyses clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of adaptive filters for improving the bit error rates of WLAN links subject to oven noise interference.