A co-channel interference cancellation technique using orthogonal convolutional codes

Yukitoshi Sanada, Qiang Wang

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This paper proposes a new parallel co-channel interference cancellation technique which utilizes orthogonal convolutional codes. Co-channel interference (CCI) limits the performance of a spread spectrum multiple access communication link. Several CCI cancellation techniques have been proposed to remove this interference. Of particular interest are techniques which do not require the receiver to have knowledge of the cross-correlation between user sequences. These techniques reconstruct the CCI based on the initial decisions regarding the signals from the other users. However, these techniques leave residual interference after cancellation caused by errors in these initial decisions. To improve the initial decisions and reduce the residual interference, our proposed scheme utilizes the error correcting capability of orthogonal convolutional codes. This paper evaluates the performance of this scheme. We show that, given a processing gain of 128 for up to about 40 users, the performance of the proposed CCI canceller approaches the performance of a system without multi-user interference. We also show that the proposed CCI canceller offers an improvement in capacity by a factor of 1.5 - 3 over that of a conventional canceller.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-556
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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