Full-Duplex Systems Using Multireconfigurable Antennas

Elsayed Ahmed, Ahmed M. Eltawil, Zhouyuan Li, Bedri A. Cetiner

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Full-duplex systems are expected to achieve 100% rate improvement over half-duplex systems if the self-interference signal can be significantly mitigated. In this paper, we propose the first full-duplex system utilizing multireconfigurable antenna (MRA) with ∼90% rate improvement compared with half-duplex systems. MRA is a dynamically reconfigurable antenna structure that is capable of changing its properties according to certain input configurations. A comprehensive experimental analysis is conducted to characterize the system performance in typical indoor environments. The experiments are performed using a fabricated MRA that has 4096 configurable radiation patterns. The achieved MRA-based passive self-interference suppression is investigated, with detailed analysis for the MRA training overhead. In addition, a heuristic-based approach is proposed to reduce the MRA training overhead. The results show that at 1% training overhead, a total of 95 dB self-interference cancelation is achieved in typical indoor environments. The 95-dB self-interference cancellation is experimentally shown to be sufficient for 90% full-duplex rate improvement compared with half-duplex systems.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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