A survey of self-interference management techniques for single frequency full duplex systems

Nwankwo, C. D., Zhang, L. , Quddus, A., Imran, M. A. and Tafazolli, R. (2018) A survey of self-interference management techniques for single frequency full duplex systems. IEEE Access, 6, pp. 30242-30268. (doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2774143)

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This article presents a comprehensive survey of the literature on self-interference management schemes required to achieve a single frequency full duplex communication in wireless communication networks. A single frequency full duplex system often referred to as in-band full duplex (FD) system has emerged as an interesting solution for the next generation mobile networks where scarcity of available radio spectrum is an important issue. Although studies on the mitigation of self-interference have been documented in the literature, this is the first holistic attempt at presenting not just the various techniques available for handling self-interference that arises when a full duplex device is enabled, as a survey, but it also discusses other system impairments that significantly affect the self-interference management of the system, and not only in terrestrial systems, but also on satellite communication systems. The survey provides a taxonomy of self-interference management schemes and shows by means of comparisons the strengths and limitations of various self-interference management schemes. It also quantifies the amount of self-interference cancellation required for different access schemes from the 1 st generation to the candidate 5 th generation of mobile cellular systems. Importantly, the survey summarises the lessons learnt, identifies and presents open research questions and key research areas for the future. This paper is intended to be a guide and take off point for further work on self-interference management in order to achieve full duplex transmission in mobile networks including heterogeneous cellular networks which is undeniably the network of future wireless systems.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Zhang, Professor Lei
Authors: Nwankwo, C. D., Zhang, L., Quddus, A., Imran, M. A., and Tafazolli, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:IEEE Access
ISSN (Online):2169-3536
Published Online:20 November 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Access 6: 30242-30268
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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