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Cancellation of Multiuser Interference Due to Carrier Frequency Offsets in Uplink OFDMA

Manohar, Shamaiah and Sreedhar, Dheeraj and Tikiya, Vibhor and Chockalingam, A (2007) Cancellation of Multiuser Interference Due to Carrier Frequency Offsets in Uplink OFDMA. In: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 6 (7). pp. 2560-2571.

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Abstract

In uplink orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) systems, multiuser interference (MUI) occurs due to different carrier frequency offsets (CFO) of different users at the receiver. In this paper, we present a multistage linear parallel interference cancellation (LPIC) approach to mitigate the effect of this MUI in uplink OFDMA. The proposed scheme first performs CFO compensation (in time-domain) followed by K DFT operations (where K is the number of users) and multistage LPIC on these DFT outputs. We scale the MUI estimates by weights before cancellation and optimize these weights by maximizing the average signal-to-interference ratio (SIR) at the output of the different stages of the LPIC. We derive closed-form expressions for these optimum weights. The proposed LPIC scheme is shown to effectively cancel the MUI caused by the other user CFOs in uplink OFDMA. While our proposed approach performs CFO compensation in time-domain, an alternate approach proposed recently by Huang and Letaief performs CFO compensation and interference cancellation in frequency-domain. We show that our approach performs better than the Huang & Letaief’s approach when the magnitude of the CFO differences (between desired user CFO and other user CFOs) are small, whereas their approach performs better when the magnitude of the individual CFOs (of other users) are small. Since the CFO values can be arbitrary at the receiver, in order to make the receiver robust under various CFO conditions, we propose simple metrics based on CFO knowledge, which the receiver can compute and use to choose between the time-domain (ours) and the frequency- domain (Huang & Letaief’s) cancellers so that better performance among the two approaches is achieved under various CFO conditions.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Carrier frequency offset;Circular convolution;Linear parallel interference cancellation;Optimum weights;Signalto- interference ratio;Uplink OFDMA
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/11959

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