The most relevant impairment experienced by on-channel repeaters (OCRs) in single frequency networks scenarios is the presence of a coupling-channel between the transmitting and receiving antennas, that generates unwanted echoes. This phenomenon causes a degradation of the repeated signal and, above all, could lead to the instability of OCRs, owing to the positive feedback that could result. For this reason, OCRs are usually equipped with echo canceller units, aimed at removing the coupling contributions. In this paper, we consider a realistic OCR setup and we analytically derive proper design criteria for echo-cancellers, showing the role of system parameters and implementation aspects on their performance. Here, in particular, we investigate the joint effect of the estimation noise and the finite precision arithmetic of digital systems, the system sensitivity to different design parameters and the relation between the echo-cancelling performance and the probability of instability.

Design Criteria for FIR-Based Echo Cancellers

ZABINI, FLAVIO;PASOLINI, GIANNI;ANDRISANO, ORESTE
2016

Abstract

The most relevant impairment experienced by on-channel repeaters (OCRs) in single frequency networks scenarios is the presence of a coupling-channel between the transmitting and receiving antennas, that generates unwanted echoes. This phenomenon causes a degradation of the repeated signal and, above all, could lead to the instability of OCRs, owing to the positive feedback that could result. For this reason, OCRs are usually equipped with echo canceller units, aimed at removing the coupling contributions. In this paper, we consider a realistic OCR setup and we analytically derive proper design criteria for echo-cancellers, showing the role of system parameters and implementation aspects on their performance. Here, in particular, we investigate the joint effect of the estimation noise and the finite precision arithmetic of digital systems, the system sensitivity to different design parameters and the relation between the echo-cancelling performance and the probability of instability.
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BROADCASTING
Zabini, Flavio; Pasolini, Gianni; Andrisano, Oreste
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