The effect of blanking of TDMA interference on radio-astronomical observations: Experimental results

A. J. Boonstra, A. Leshem, A. J. Van Der Veen, A. Kokkeler, G. Schoonderbeek

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Abstract

The fast growth of the wireless communication industry poses severe limitations on radio-astronomical observations. This is largely due to the fact that in radio astronomy, in contrast to communication systems, the signals of interest are many orders of magnitude below the receiver noise power levels. The structure of some communication signals opens the possibility to reduce the effect on radio-astronomical observations using advanced array processing techniques. One such structure is time slots, used in TDMA communication systems such as the Iridium system and the GSM system. We present the results of blanking of time-slotted interfering signals measured at the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationDesign and Implementation of Signal Processing SystemNeural Networks for Signal Processing Signal Processing EducationOther Emerging Applications of Signal ProcessingSpecial Sessions
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3546-3549
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780362934
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event25th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2000 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 5 Jun 20009 Jun 2000

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume6
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference25th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2000
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period5/06/009/06/00

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2000 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Interference rejection
  • Radio-astronomical receivers
  • Signal detection

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