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Flexible filter bank based spectrum sensing and waveform processing for mission critical communications

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-0595-0
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Military Communications Conference -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameIEEE Military Communications Conference proceedings
ISSN (Print)2155-7578


ConferenceIEEE Military Communications Conference
Period1/01/00 → …


In this paper we consider the broadband-narrowband coexistence scenario where the unused spectral gaps in the professional mobile radio (PMR) frequency band are used for broadband data communications. Spectrally confined filter bank based multicarrier (FBMC) waveform is applied for broadband transmission in order to minimize the interference leakage between the new broadband system and the legacy narrowband system. Fast convolution filter banks (FC-FBs) are used for flexible waveform processing both on the transmitter and the receiver sides. Furthermore, subband energy detection based methods utilizing FC-FBs are proposed for robust spectrum sensing of the legacy PMR signals of the terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) family. The main idea in this study is to observe the spectral variability due to primary transmissions by dividing the sensing frequency band into relatively narrow subbands and then comparing the subband energies. The flexibility of FC-FB makes it possible to optimize the broadband waveform processing and spectrum sensing filter characteristics independently. Our proposed maximum and minimum subband energy based approach shows improved robustness to the uncertainty of noise, considering also the interference due to power leakage effects.

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