Date Added: Dec 2009
In cellular Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) networks, Co-Channel Interference (CCI) leads to severe degradation in the BER performance. To solve this problem, Maximum-Likelihood Estimation (MLE) CCI cancellation scheme has been proposed in the literature. MLE CCI cancellation scheme generates weighted replicas of the transmitted signals and selects replica with the smallest Euclidean distance from the received signal. When the received power of the desired and interference signals are nearly the same, the BER performance is degraded. In this paper, the authors propose an improved MLE CCI canceler with closed-loop Power Control (PC) scheme capable of detecting and combating against the equal received power situation at the Mobile Station (MS) receiver by using the newly introduced parameter Power Ratio (PR).