Timing Offset Interference Canceller in Multi-Link Transmission for OFDM-Based Cellular Radio Communications

Kenji HOSHINO  Atsushi NAGATE  Teruya FUJII  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B    No.10    pp.2735-2741
Publication Date: 2010/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.2735
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
multi-link transmission,  cell edge,  timing offset,  interference canceller,  

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In next-generation mobile communications, it is important to improve the throughput of the cell edge as well as that of the whole cell. Multi-link transmission from two adjacent BSs has been studied for improving the throughput at the cell edge in OFDM-based cellular systems, which are major candidates for next-generation mobile communication systems. In multi-link transmission, an MS at a cell edge receives signals from both adjacent BSs by orthogonally multiplexing those signals in the frequency domain. Therefore, the cell-edge MS can utilize the frequency and power resources of both adjacent BSs, which improves the cell-edge throughput. However, when the received timing difference between the signals from both BSs exceeds the maximum permissible value, adjacent-channel interference is caused by the collapse of the orthogonality. In this paper, to resolve this issue, we propose a novel timing-offset interference canceller. To clarify the performance of the proposed canceller, this paper evaluates its performance with respect to the residual interference power and the BER by computer simulation.