Sidelobe suppression with orthogonal projection for multicarrier systems

Jian Zhang*, Xiaojing Huang, Antonio Cantoni, Y. Jay Guo

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Sidelobe suppression, or out-of-band emission reduction, in multicarrier systems is conventionally achieved via time-domain windowing which is spectrum inefficient. Although some sidelobe cancellation and signal predistortion techniques have been proposed for spectrum shaping, they are generally not well balanced between complexity and suppression performance. In this paper, an efficient and low-complexity sidelobe suppression with orthogonal projection (SSOP) scheme is proposed. The SSOP scheme uses an orthogonal projection matrix for sidelobe suppression, and adopts as few as one reserved subcarrier for recovering the distorted signal in the receiver. Unlike most known approaches, the SSOP scheme requires multiplications as few as the number of subcarriers in the band, and enables straightforward selection of parameters. Analytical and simulation results show that more than 50dB sidelobe suppression can be readily achieved with only a slight degradation in receiver performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6148126
Pages (from-to)589-599
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Cognitive radio
  • Multicarrier systems
  • Orthogonal projection
  • Sidelobe suppression


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