Spread spectrum (SS) communications offers a promising solution to an overcrowded frequency spectrum amid growing demand for mobile and personal communications services. The proposed overlay of spread spectrum signals on existing narrowband users implies strong interference for the SS system, This paper discusses how system performance can be improved by preprocessing to suppress narrowband interference. Linear prediction filters have been proposed since the 1980s for suppression of narrowband interference. In 1991 Vijayan and Poor proposed nonlinear methods of suppressing, the narrowband signal with significant increase in the SNR improvement. We derive an enhancement to this nonlinear prediction and achieve further improvement by applying the technique to interpolating filter structures. Finally, we extend results to the case of multiple spread spectrum users and demonstrate how nonlinear filtering can dramatically outperform linear filtering.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering