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Interference Cancellation Techniques for Digital On-Channel Repeaters in T-DMB System

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6 Author(s)
Jin-Yong Choi ; Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Yonsei Univ., Seoul, South Korea ; Min-Sung Hur ; Young-Woo Suh ; Jong-Seob Baek
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Digital on-channel repeater (DOCR) is regarded as a desirable solution to effectively build a wide-area network of mobile terrestrial-digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB) services. On the other hand, the DOCR mainly suffers from interference effects caused by a strong feedback signal and a time-varying channel dispersion. In this paper, we propose a novel DOCR for use in the T-DMB system in order to mitigate effectively both interference effects. First, we present an energy equalizer using the scarce pilot structure of T-DMB system to estimate a channel state information on every OFDM symbol. An optimum frequency domain channel estimation (FDCE) algorithm is then derived for the energy equalizer. In addition, a moving average filter (MAF) is employed to mitigate the phase distortion of truncated equalizer coefficients in deep null channel. Finally, in the performance evaluations, it is shown that the optimum FDCE outperforms a perfect FDCE. It is also shown that the DOCR equipped with the proposed interference cancellation can solve the problems caused by a limited channel information update, a phase distortion of the equalizer, and a residual feedback signal.

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Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:57 ,  Issue: 1 )