Fractionally Spaced Self-Interference Canceler for Full-Duplex Communication Systems

Tedik Başaran S., Karabulut Kurt G. Z.

18th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Split, Croatia, 7 - 10 July 2013 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Split
  • Country: Croatia
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Requiring a single frequency band for transmission, full-duplex (FD) systems can ideally double the spectral efficiency. However, in addition to the information signal, radiated from user's own transmit antenna generates a strong self-interference (SI). To eliminate effects of SI, active and passive cancellation techniques are used in the literature. However, omitted in these studies is the fact that the time dispersion in the SI channel may cause an error floor. In this paper, it is verified that the SI channel is time dispersive via measurements. Later, we present an analysis in order to determine the error performance. Following these results, a fractionally spaced SI canceler is proposed to eliminate the error floor. We verify our analytical results via simulations, showing that the proposed SI canceler can critically enhance the performance of FD systems.