Enabling wireless in-band full-duplex

Jelloul Elmesbahi, Mohammed Khaldoun, Ahmed Errami, mohammed El Khattabi, Omar Bouattane


This paper presents a baseband model and an enhanced implementation of the wireless full duplex analog method introduced by [1].Unlike usual methods based on hardware and software self- interference cancelation, the proposed design relies on FSK modulation. The principle is when the transmitter of a local end is sending data by modulating the carrier with the appropriate frequency deviation, its own receiver is checking if the remote transmitter is using the opposite deviation. Instead of architectures often used by both non-coherent and coherent receivers that require one filter (matched filter for coherent detection) for each frequency deviation, our design uses one mixer and one single integrator-decimator filter. We test our design using Universal Software Radio Peripheral as radio frequency front end and computer that implements the signal processing methods under free and open source software. We validate our solution experimentally and we show that in-band full duplex is feasible and synthesizable for wireless communications.

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