Combined successive cancellation and joint demodulation for the suppression of adjacent channel interference

ARSLAN H., Gupta S., Bottomley G., Chennakesliu S.

1st IEEE Annual Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 1999, Louisiana, United States Of America, 21 - 24 September 1999, vol.3, pp.1114-1118 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 3
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/wcnc.1999.796846
  • City: Louisiana
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.1114-1118
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


The capacity and signal quality of wireless communication systems can be improved dramatically by enhancing the receiver performance in the presence of adjacent channel interference (ACI). The sequence error rate is minimized through joint demodulation of all signals, but with high implementation complexity. Complexity can be greatly reduced through the use of successive cancellation, in which signals are detected and subtracted in descending order of signal power. However, successive cancellation performs poorly when signals have similar power levels. In this paper, an improved successive cancellation receiver for adjacent channel signals is proposed. The conventional detector is replaced with a simple form of joint demodulation. As a result, the receiver combines the benefits of joint demodulation, which works well when signals have similar power levels, with the benefits of successive cancellation, which works well when signals have dissimilar power levels. Performance results for the Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication digital cellular system show an order of magnitude reduction in bit-error-rate when adjacent channel signals are closely spaced and have comparable power levels.