Adaptive suppression of narrowband digital interferers from spread spectrum signals

H. Vincent Poor, Xiaodong Wang

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We consider the application of the minimum-mean-square-error (MMSE) multiuser detection technique to the problem of suppressing the digital narrowband interference (NBI) from spread spectrum signals. The MMSE multiuser detector can be implemented using a blind adaptive method, which is ideally suited for use in the NBI suppression framework. This application requires the treatment of a single narrowband digital signal as a group of related, virtual spread-spectrum signals with very simple spreading codes. This model gives a special structure to the matrices appearing in the optimization problem implied by the MMSE criterion, and this structure is exploited herein to develop and analyze a practical adaptive algorithm. The major contribution of this paper beyond the previous work in the field of NBI suppression is the development of this adaptive algorithm that can exploit the advantages of multiuser detection in suppressing narrowband digital interference from spread-spectrum networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1061-1064
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP. Part 1 (of 6) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: May 7 1996May 10 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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