Efficient Interference Cancellation Scheme for Wireless Body Area Network

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In this paper, the authors propose and simulate an efficient interference cancellation scheme with an optimal ordering Successive Interference Cancellation (SIC) algorithm for Ultra WideBand (UWB)/Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) systems in a Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN). When there are several wireless communication devices on a human body, Multiple Access Interference (MAI) usually occurs. To mitigate the effect of MAI and achieve additional diversity gain, they utilize SIC with an optimal ordering algorithm. A Zero Correlation Duration (ZCD) code with robust MAI capability is employed as a spread code for UWB systems in a multi-device WBAN environment.

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