Spread spectrum interference suppression using adaptive time-frequency tilings

Brian S. Krongold, Michael L. Kramer, Kannan Ramchandran, Douglas L Jones

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Interference suppression in spread spectrum communication systems is often essential for achieving maximum system performance. Existing interference suppression methods do not perform well for most types of nonstationary interference. We first consider interference suppression schemes based on adaptive orthogonal time-frequency decompositions, such as wavelet packet and arbitrary dyadic time-frequency tilings. These methods often reduce interference substantially, but their performance can vary dramatically with minor changes in interference characteristics such as the center frequency. To circumvent these drawbacks, we propose a multiple overdetermined tiling (MODT) with an accompanying blind interference excision scheme which appears very promising for mitigating time-frequency-concentrated interference. Simulations with narrowband, impulsive, and simultaneous impulsive and narrowband interference compare the performance of the various methods and illustrate the promise of approaches based on multiple overdetermined tilings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1881-1884
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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