Detection and Combining Techniques for Asynchronous Random Access with Time Diversity

Conference: SCC 2017 - 11th International ITG Conference on Systems, Communications and Coding
02/06/2017 - 02/09/2017 at Hamburg, Germany

Proceedings: ITG-Fb. 268: SCC 2017

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Clazzer, Federico; Lazaro, Francisco; Liva, Gianluigi (Institute of Communications and Navigation of the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), 82234 Wessling, Germany)
Marchese, Mario (Department of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, and Naval Architecture (DITEN), Via Opera Pia 13, 16145 Genova, Italy)

Asynchronous random access (RA) protocols are particularly attractive for their simplicity and avoidance of tight synchronization requirements. Recent enhancements have shown that the use of successive interference cancellation (SIC) can largely boost the performance of these schemes. A further step forward in the performance can be attained when diversity combining techniques are applied. In order to enable combining, the detection and association of the packets to their transmitters has to be done prior to decoding. We present a solution to this problem, that articulates into two phases. Non-coherent soft-correlation as well as interference-aware soft-correlation are used for packet detection. We evaluate the detection capabilities of both solutions via numerical simulations. We also evaluate numerically the spectral efficiency achieved by the proposed approach, highlighting its benefits.