A Nonlinearity Mitigation Method for a Broadband RF Front-End in a Sensor Based on Best Delay Searching
AbstractThe cognitive radio wireless sensor network (CR-WSN) is experiencing more and more attention for its capacity to automatically extract broadband instantaneous radio environment information. Obtaining sufficient linearity and spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) is a significant premise of guaranteeing sensing performance which, however, usually suffers from the nonlinear distortion coming from the broadband radio frequency (RF) front-end in the sensor node. Moreover, unlike other existing methods, the joint effect of non-constant group delay distortion and nonlinear distortion is discussed, and its corresponding solution is provided in this paper. After that, the nonlinearity mitigation architecture based on best delay searching is proposed. Finally, verification experiments, both on simulation signals and signals from real-world measurement, are conducted and discussed. The achieved results demonstrate that with best delay searching, nonlinear distortion can be alleviated significantly and, in this way, spectrum sensing performance is more reliable and accurate. View Full-Text
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Zhao, W.; Ma, H.; Zhang, H.; Jin, J.; Dai, G.; Hu, L. A Nonlinearity Mitigation Method for a Broadband RF Front-End in a Sensor Based on Best Delay Searching. Sensors 2017, 17, 2233.
Zhao W, Ma H, Zhang H, Jin J, Dai G, Hu L. A Nonlinearity Mitigation Method for a Broadband RF Front-End in a Sensor Based on Best Delay Searching. Sensors. 2017; 17(10):2233.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhao, Wen; Ma, Hong; Zhang, Hua; Jin, Jiang; Dai, Gang; Hu, Lin. 2017. "A Nonlinearity Mitigation Method for a Broadband RF Front-End in a Sensor Based on Best Delay Searching." Sensors 17, no. 10: 2233.
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