Low-Complexity Self-Interference Cancellation for Multiple Access Full Duplex Systems

Shachar Shayovitz*, Andrey Krestiantsev, Dan Raphaeli

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Self-interference occurs when there is electromagnetic coupling between the transmission and reception of the same node; thus, degrading the RX sensitivity to incoming signals. In this paper we present a low-complexity technique for self-interference cancellation in multiple carrier multiple access systems employing whole band direct to digital sampling. In this scenario, multiple users are simultaneously received and transmitted by the system at overlapping arbitrary bandwidths and powers. Traditional algorithms for self-interference mitigation based on recursive least squares (RLS) or least mean squares (LMS), fail to provide sufficient rejection, since the incoming signal is far from being spectrally flat, which is critical for their performance. The proposed algorithm mitigates the interference by modeling the incoming multiple user signal as an autoregressive (AR) process and jointly estimates the AR parameters and self-interference. The resulting algorithm can be implemented using a low-complexity architecture comprised of only two RLS modules. The novel algorithm further satisfies low latency constraints and is adaptive, supporting time varying channel conditions. We compare this to many self-interference cancellation algorithms, mostly adopted from the acoustic echo cancellation literature, and show significant performance gain.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1485
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2022


  • Alternating minimization
  • Auto regressive process
  • Full duplex
  • Multiple access
  • Recursive least squares
  • Self-interference cancellation


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