Beam-Based Analog Self-Interference Cancellation with Auxiliary Transmit Chains in Full-Duplex MIMO Systems

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IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC, 2019, 2019-July
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© 2019 IEEE. Analog domain cancellation has been considered as the most important step to mitigate self-interference (SI) in full-duplex (FD) radios. However, in FD multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, this method faces a critical issue of complexity since the number of cancellation circuits increases quadratically with the number of antennas. In this paper, we propose a beam-based radio frequency SI cancellation architecture which uses adaptive filters to significantly reduce the complexity. Data symbols for all the beams are up-converted by auxiliary transmit chains to provide reference signals for all adaptive filters. Hence, the number of cancellation circuits becomes proportional to the number of transmit beams which are much smaller than that of transmit antennas. We then show that the interference suppression ratio in this architecture is neither affected by the number of beams nor transmit or receive antennas. Instead, it is decided by the performance of the adaptive filter. Simulations are conducted to confirm the theoretical analyses.
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