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Multitone design for third order MIMO volterra kernels
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Information Science and Engineering. Universidad Catolica San Pablo, Peru.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9352-0261
Dept. Electronics and Telecommunications, Universidad Catolica San Pablo, Arequipa, Peru.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Information Science and Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2718-0262
Dept. Electronics, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences, University of Gävle, Gävle, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, p. 1553-1556, article id 8058925Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper proposes a technique for designing multitone signals that can separate the third order multiple input multiple output (MIMO) Volterra kernels. Multitone signals fed to a MIMO Volterra system yield a spectrum that is a permutation of the sums of the input signal tones. This a priori knowledge is used to design multitone signals such that the output from the MIMO Volterra kernels does not overlap in the frequency domain, hence making it possible to separate these kernels from the output of the MIMO Volterra system. The proposed technique is applied to a 2×2 RF MIMO transmitter to determine its dominant hardware impairments. For input crosstalk, the proposed method reveals the dominant self and cross kernels whereas for output crosstalk, the proposed method reveals that only the self kernels are dominant.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017. p. 1553-1556, article id 8058925
Series
IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, ISSN 0149-645X
National Category
Signal Processing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-218417DOI: 10.1109/MWSYM.2017.8058925ISI: 000425241500419Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85032467119ISBN: 9781509063604 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-218417DiVA, id: diva2:1160914
Conference
2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017, Honololu, United States, 4 June 2017 through 9 June 2017
Note

QC 20171128

Available from: 2017-11-28 Created: 2017-11-28 Last updated: 2018-09-21Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Characterization and Compensation of Hardware Impairments in Transmitters for Wireless Communications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Characterization and Compensation of Hardware Impairments in Transmitters for Wireless Communications
2018 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Increasing demands for data rate, energy efficiency and reliability in wireless communications have resulted in the introduction of radio frequency (RF) multiple input multiple output (MIMO) transmitters. However, MIMO transmitters suffer from additional crosstalk impairments along with the power amplifier (PA) and I/Q imbalance distortions observed in single input single output (SISO) transmitters. Therefore, this thesis focuses on the characterization and compensation of these hardware impairments in RF SISO and MIMO transmitters.

PA distortions are often compensated using the Volterra series, but it suffers from high computational complexity. Therefore, a non-parametric method based on density estimation has been proposed in this thesis to estimate the PA transfer function, from which pruned Volterra models can be developed. The method is validated for a Doherty PA and achieves competitive error performance at a lower complexity than its competitors.

For MIMO transmitters, a characterization technique that uses multitone excitation signals has been proposed. Multitone signals yield non-overlapping tones at the outputs of the MIMO Volterra kernels. These kernel outputs are used to identify the dominant crosstalk impairments, from which block structure and base-band behavioral models are developed. The method is validated for 2x2 and 3x3 MIMO transmitters and it is shown that the derived models achieve a better complexity accuracy trade-off than the other pruned MIMO Volterra models considered in this thesis.

Finally, the thesis presents compensation models for joint static I/Q imbalance and MIMO PA distortions based on conjugate pair and real-valued basis functions. The models are augmented with sub-sample resolution to compensate for dynamic I/Q imbalance distortions. The proposed models are validated for a 2x2 RF MIMO transmitter and achieve a better complexity accuracy trade-off than the other state-of-the-art models considered in this thesis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2018. p. iii-x, 65
Series
TRITA-EECS-AVL ; 2018:60
Keywords
Power amplifier, RF transmitters, SISO, MIMO, crosstalk, Volterra series, Volterra kernels, behavioral modeling, DPD, Ramanujan sums, multitone signals, I/Q Imbalance, non-linearity, memory polynomial, density estimation, hardware impairments
National Category
Signal Processing
Research subject
Electrical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-235322 (URN)978-91-7729-924-0 (ISBN)
Public defence
2018-10-18, Hörsal 12108, Högskolan i Gävle, Kungsbäcksvägen 47, SE-80176, Gävle, 13:15 (English)
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QC 20180921

Available from: 2018-09-21 Created: 2018-09-21 Last updated: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved

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