Provided by: IRD India
Date Added: Jun 2013
The MicroWave Oven (MWO) is a commonly available appliance that does not transmit data, but still radiates signals in the unlicensed 2.4GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band. The MWO thus acts as an unintentional interferer for IEEE 802.11 Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) communication signals. An analytic model of the MWO signal is developed and studied in this paper. Based on this model, an interference mitigation technique is developed that incorporates cognitive radio paradigms allowing Wi-Fi devices to reliably transmit information while a residential MWO is operating.