Experimental Evaluation of Interference Alignment for Broadband WLAN Systems

Provided by: Springer Science+Business Media
Topic: Networking
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In this paper, the authors present an experimental study on the performance of spatial Interference Alignment (IA) in indoor wireless local area network scenarios that use Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) according to the physical-layer specifications of the IEEE 802.11a standard. Experiments have been carried out using a wireless network testbed capable of implementing a 3-user MIMO interference channel. They have implemented IA decoding schemes that can be designed according to distinct criteria (e.g., zero-forcing or MaxSINR). The measurement methodology has been validated considering practical issues like the number of OFDM training symbols used for channel estimation or feedback time.

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