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Analytic alpha-stable noise modeling in a Poisson field of interferers or scatterers

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2 Author(s)
Ilow, J. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Dalhousie Univ., Halifax, NS, Canada ; Hatzinakos, D.

This paper addresses non-Gaussian statistical modeling of interference as a superposition of a large number of small effects from terminals/scatterers distributed in the plane/volume according to a Poisson point process. This problem is relevant to multiple access communication systems without power control and radar. Assuming that the signal strength is attenuated over distance r as 1/r/m, we show that the interference/clutter could be modeled as a spherically symmetric α-stable noise. A novel approach to stable noise modeling is introduced based on the LePage series representation. This establishes grounds to investigate practical constraints in the system model adopted, such as the finite number of interferers and nonhomogeneous Poisson fields of interferers. In addition, the formulas derived allow us to predict noise statistics in environments with lognormal shadowing and Rayleigh fading. The results obtained are useful for the prediction of noise statistics in a wide range of environments with deterministic and stochastic power propagation laws. Computer simulations are provided to demonstrate the efficiency of the α-stable noise model in multiuser communication systems. The analysis presented will be important in the performance evaluation of complex communication systems and in the design of efficient interference suppression techniques

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Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 6 )