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Time-Frequency Jammer excision for Multi-carrier spread spectrum using adaptive filtering

Coelho, Brenno Beserra (2006) Time-Frequency Jammer excision for Multi-carrier spread spectrum using adaptive filtering. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The development of new wireless technologies, the improvement of existing ones and thereduction on the wireless devices prices is increasing the number of users, the demand forbandwidth and the demand for higher data rates. The spread of the technology howeverbring some drawbacks. One is the increasing interference level that can degrades the wirelesscommunications. Many different techniques are used to minimize the interference and theeffect of the channel (multipath, Doppler etc) in a wireless channel. This thesis considers thefrequency and time processing of a jammer affected multi-carrier spread spectrum (MC-SS)system. A linear chirp is used as a spreading sequence. Such a sequence not only providesa constant envelope, but also allows the estimation of the channel parameters using a lineartime-invariant model. Hence time-delays and Doppler frequency shifts can be representedby effective time shifts. The discrete evolutionary transform (DET) time-frequency repre-sentation is used for estimating the channel characteristics and for detecting jammers. Oncethe jammers are detected, the original spreading function corresponding to the jammed fre-quency is adapted to minimize the jammer effects. The bit detection is then performed usinga least mean square (LMS) adaptive filter and it is done in both time- and frequency-domain.To illustrate the performance of the method, simulations with different signal to noise ratios,different jammer to signal ratios and different Doppler shifts were performed. The resultsindicate that the method is capable of excising the jammers providing a good bit error ratein low Doppler situations.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Coelho, Brenno
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairChaparro, Luis Fchaparro@ee.pitt.eduLFCH
Committee MemberEl-Jaroudi, Amro Aamro@ee.pitt.eduAMRO
Committee MemberLee,
Date: 27 September 2006
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 21 July 2006
Approval Date: 27 September 2006
Submission Date: 7 July 2006
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Electrical Engineering
Degree: MSEE - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Channel modeling; complex quadratic sequence; Discrete evolutionary transform; Doppler shifts; Multicarrier spread spectrum; Multipath channel fading; adaptive filter; Jammer exicision
Other ID:, etd-07072006-140327
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:50
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:45


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