Robust Self-Interference Cancellation for Microstrip Antennas by Means of Phase Reconfigurable Coupler
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We propose a robust self-interference cancellation (SIC) technique for microstrip antennas. A microstrip antenna operates as a transmitter located between two identical receiver antennas having orthogonal polarization with respect to each other. The microstrip antennas show out of phase electric field distribution in the H-plane. We exploit this characteristic to cancel self-interference (SI) signals through a rat-race circuit and we achieved more than 50 dB (60 dB) SIC over 180 MHz (120 MHz) at 2.45 GHz. Furthermore, we propose a new phasereconfigurable rat-race circuit to adjust the SI signals phase response. The proposed technique is robust and resilient to potential phase offset of SI signals caused by fabrication errors or scatterers nearby the antennas. As a result, the 50 dB (60 dB) SIC bandwidth spreads over 280 MHz (150 MHz). This technique is a good candidate for in-band full-duplex communication systems with dimensions of 1.4λ0 × 0.4λ0 × 0.05λ0 and antennas edge to edge separation < λ0/10 and is easily applied to other frequency bands.
CitationKhaledian, S., Farzami, F., Smida, B., & Erricolo, D. (2018). Robust Self-Interference Cancellation for Microstrip Antennas by Means of Phase Reconfigurable Coupler. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 66(10), 5574-5579. doi:10.1109/TAP.2018.2860623
SubjectAntenna self-interference cancellation
passive self-interference cancellation
robust self-interference cancellation