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Self-interference cancelation through advanced sampling

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1721-1733
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Self-interference is the main obstacle to overcome in order to enable a wireless device to simultaneously transmit and receive in overlapped frequency bands. There is much interest to suppress this interference employing compact and efficient cancelers, which operate in the digital domain, extending this way the benefits of in-band full-duplex to innumerable applications. However, this is not an easy task since the desired signal results hidden in quantization noise during analog-to-digital conversion because of the tremendous power asymmetry between the self-interference and desired signal. This paper proposes an alternative receiver structure in which the received signal is sampled at the zero-amplitude instants of the interference. Our analysis demonstrates that the resulting sampling process preserves the information conveyed in the desired signal and that demodulation is possible. The performance of this novel full-duplex receiver is evaluated using simulations, proving that this sampling strategy enables all digital self-interference cancelation.


  • analogue-digital conversion, interference suppression, radio receivers, signal sampling, full-duplex receiver, sampling strategy, self-interference cancelation, advanced sampling, wireless device, overlapped frequency bands, compact cancelers, digital domain, quantization noise, analog-to-digital conversion, tremendous power asymmetry, alternative receiver structure, zero-amplitude instants, OFDM, Interference, Receivers, Demodulation, Frequency-domain analysis, Wireless communication, Full-duplex, non-uniform sampling, self-interference cancellation

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