Environment-adaptable efficient optimization for programming of reconfigurable radio frequency (RF) receivers


Conference Paper

© 2014 IEEE. Software defined radio has been developed for supporting multi-standard radio receivers, but remains vulnerable to interference. In order to overcome this interference challenge, this paper proposes replacing the fixed wide-band Radio Frequency (RF) front-end in software radio receivers with a reconfigurable RF front-end. We show that a software radio with an optimally chosen reconfigurable RF front-end outperforms fixed RF software radios, when the latter suffers from inter-modulation of blockers caused by non-linearity of its RF front-end. Moreover, we propose a fast optimization algorithm for selecting an optimal configuration of the reconfigurable RF front-end in radio environments with interference. This algorithm selects from among the available configurations of the RF front-end, and improves SINR by adapting to the blockers present, while requiring only a small number of trials to select the appropriate configuration. Thus, a reconfigurable RF front-end, when used in conjunction with a software radio, can effectively realize the development of multi-standard wireless communication systems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jun, M; Negi, R; Tao, J; Wang, YC; Yin, S; Mukherjee, T; Li, X; Pileggi, L

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

  • Proceedings Ieee Military Communications Conference Milcom

Start / End Page

  • 1459 - 1465

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781479967704

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/MILCOM.2014.241

Citation Source

  • Scopus