Adaptive duplexing for transceivers supporting aggregated transmissions

Raheleh Eslampanah, Shabbir Ahmed, Matthew Williamson, Jean-Michel Redoute, Mike Faulkner

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Wireless systems employing frequency-division duplexing(FDD) must use duplexing filters to isolate the sensitivereceiver from its own strong transmission. The number offilters in the duplexer is equal to the total number of aggregatedtransmit and receive bands. These filters are nontunable; therefore, a separate duplexer is required for each combination of operating bands. This paper presents an adaptive duplexer architecture capable of handling more than one receiver channel and tunable over a wide frequency range. The structure uses a combination of a low-isolation device with multiple analog canceling loops controlled by a normalized least mean squares (N-LMS) algorithm to track changes in signal leakage. The control is a multiple-input–multiple-output (MIMO) problem. This paper shows that modeling the inverse plant can orthogonalize the problem and dramatically improve convergence times with reduced complexity over previous search algorithms. Low-power pseudonoise (PN) pilot signals are proposed to detect and cancel the transmitter noise. Simulations show that 50 dB of isolation is possible with 20-MHz Long-Term Evolution (LTE)-like channels. Convergence takes 80 iterations (10 ms) from cold or 15 iterations (1.5 ms) for changes in carrier frequency or antenna loading.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7317589
Pages (from-to)6842-6852
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016


  • Adaptive duplexer
  • Cancelation
  • Least mean squares (LMS) algorithm
  • Pilot generator

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