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Narrowband jamming and interference due to other users in spread spectrum communication systems can be effectively suppressed by using digital whitening. As a result, an impressive improvement in receiver performance can be obtained. The digital whitening is accomplished using a transversal filter whose coefficients are selected by either a Wiener algorithm or a maximum entropy algorithm. Filters obtained by use of these algorithms are evaluated for various jamming and signaling conditions and are found to exhibit comparable performance over a wide range of input signal-to-noise ratios.
Date of Publication: Feb 1978