Direct-sequence spread spectrum narrowband interference rejection using property restoration

John F. Doherty, Henry Stark

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A new method of rejecting narrowband interference in direct-sequence spread spectrum (DS/SS) communications is presented. A typical approach is to reject the interference using a filter with large attenuation at the interference frequencies before despreading. The interference rejection method presented in this paper incorporates vector space projection techniques to suppress the correlated interference. Several signal characteristics are formulated which lead to constraint surfaces in the vector space of possible solutions. These constraint surfaces describe interference rejection solutions which introduce minimal distortion to the spread spectrum signal and simultaneously remove the interference. The constraint surfaces essentially correspond to spread spectrum signal estimates which, after interference rejection, conform to known characteristics of the transmitted spread spectrum signal. The formulation of the surfaces relies on prior knowledge about the spread spectrum signal correlation and spectral properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1197-1204
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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