Enhanced widely linear filtering to make quasi-rectilinear signals almost equivalent to rectilinear ones for saic/maic

P.Chevalier
,
R.Chauvat
,
J.Delmas

Widely linear receivers have the capability to perform single antenna interference cancellation of one rectilinear or quasi-rectilinear co-channel interference , a function which is operational in global system for mobile communications handsets in particular. Moreover, SAIC technology for QR signals is still required for voice services over adaptive multi-user channels on one slot standard, a recent evolution of GSM/EDGE standard, to mitigate legacy GSM CCI in particular. It is also required for filter bank multi-carrier offset quadrature amplitude modulation networks, which are candidate for 5G mobile networks, to mitigate inter-carrier interference at reception for frequency selective propagation channels in particular. In this context, the purpose of this paper is twofold. The first one is to get more insights into the existing SAIC technology, and its extension to multiple antenna called MAIC, by showing analytically that, contrary to what is accepted as true in the literature, SAIC/MAIC implemented from standard WL filtering may be less efficient for QR signals than for R ones. From this result, the second purpose of the paper is to propose and to analyze, for QR signals and frequency selective fading channels, a SAIC/MAIC enhancement based on a three-input WL frequency shift receiver, making QR signals always almost equivalent to R ones for WL filtering in the presence of CCI. The results of the paper, completely new, may contribute to develop elsewhere new powerful WL receivers for QR signals and for both VAMOS and FBMC-OQAM networks in particular.