Sidelobe Reduction in Non-Contiguous OFDM-Based Cognitive Radio Systems Using a Generalized Sidelobe Canceller

Atif Elahi, Ijaz Qureshi, Zafar Khan, Fawad Zaman
2015 Applied Sciences  
In orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), sidelobes of the modulated subcarriers cause high out-of-band (OOB) radiation, resulting in interference to licensed and un-licensed users in a cognitive radio system environment. In this work, we present a novel technique based on a generalized sidelobe canceller (GSC) for the reduction of sidelobes. The upper branch of the GSC consists of a weight vector designed by multiple constraints to preserve the desired portion of the input signal.
more » ... the input signal. The lower branch has a blocking matrix that blocks the desired portion and preserves the undesired portion (the sidelobes) of the input signal, followed by an adaptive weight vector. The adaptive weight vector adjusts the amplitudes of the undesired portion (the sidelobes) so that when the signal from the lower branch is subtracted from the signal from the upper branch, it results in cancellation of the sidelobes of the input signal. The effectiveness and strength of the proposed technique are verified through extensive simulations. The proposed technique produces competitive results in terms of sidelobe reduction as compared to existing techniques. OPEN ACCESS Appl. Sci. 2015, 5 895
doi:10.3390/app5040894 fatcat:p76gwnykbfcv7kauuyfbozudmy