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Collaborative mitigation of partial-time jamming on nonfading channels

VIA Telecom Inc., San Diego, CA
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (Impact Factor: 2.76). 07/2006; 5(6):1371 - 1381. DOI: 10.1109/TWC.2006.1638658
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ABSTRACT We propose new collaborative reception techniques for use in the presence of a partial-time Gaussian jammer. Under the proposed techniques, a group of radios acts as a distributed antenna array by exchanging information that is then used to perform jamming mitigation. We propose two such jamming mitigation techniques that offer a tradeoff between performance and complexity. The results show that these techniques can allow communications in much more severe jamming conditions than when collaboration is not employed or when conventional collaboration techniques based on maximal-ratio combining are applied. Example scenarios with strong jamming show that three collaborating radios can reduce the frame error rate by more than two orders of magnitude over single-radio reception. In another scenario it is shown that a jammer must jam at least 75% of the transmitted symbols to produce an unacceptable frame error rate with three collaborating radios, but only 43% of the transmitted symbols if there is no collaboration

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