A new approach to interference suppression in spread-spectrum systems

Lee Garth, Rajiv Vijayan, H. Vincent Poor

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The nonlinear filter derived by H. V. Poor and R. Vijayan (1988, 1990) is generalized to the case of channels corrupted by impulsive noise. The class of impulsive channels considered includes the Gaussian channel as a special case. The authors exploit the binary nature of the direct-sequence signals to obtain performance using nonlinear filters. A nonlinear modification of the traversal filter, with the coefficients being updated using the least mean square algorithm, is seen to perform significantly better than the standard adaptive linear filter. Further nonlinear modifications of the prediction filters are found for a variety of impulsive channel distribution shapes. It was found that the filters designed for the Gaussian channel perform as well as those tailored to the specific impulsive channels. As a result, the impulsive channels can be approximated by a Gaussian one with no loss in performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0879426918
StatePublished - Dec 1991
Event1991 IEEE Military Communications Conference - MILCOM '91 Part 1 (of 3) - McLean, VA, USA
Duration: Nov 4 1991Nov 7 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference


Other1991 IEEE Military Communications Conference - MILCOM '91 Part 1 (of 3)
CityMcLean, VA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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