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1. US20160204852 - Multiuser communications system

Office
United States of America
Application Number 14913339
Application Date 21.08.2014
Publication Number 20160204852
Publication Date 14.07.2016
Grant Number 10284286
Grant Date 07.05.2019
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04B 7/185
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
7Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
14Relay systems
15Active relay systems
185Space-based or airborne stations
H04B 1/10
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
1Details of transmission systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04B3/-H04B13/123; Details of transmission systems not characterised by the medium used for transmission
06Receivers
10Means associated with receiver for limiting or suppressing noise or interference
H04W 72/04
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
72Local resource management, e.g. selection or allocation of wireless resources or wireless traffic scheduling
04Wireless resource allocation
H04W 72/08
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
72Local resource management, e.g. selection or allocation of wireless resources or wireless traffic scheduling
04Wireless resource allocation
08based on quality criteria
H04W 88/02
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
88Devices specially adapted for wireless communication networks, e.g. terminals, base stations or access point devices
02Terminal devices
H04B 1/7107
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
1Details of transmission systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04B3/-H04B13/123; Details of transmission systems not characterised by the medium used for transmission
69Spread spectrum techniques
707using direct sequence modulation
7097Interference-related aspects
7103the interference being multiple access interference
7107Subtractive interference cancellation
CPC
H04B 1/7107
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
1Details of transmission systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04B3/00 - H04B13/00; Details of transmission systems not characterised by the medium used for transmission
69Spread spectrum techniques
707using direct sequence modulation
7097Interference-related aspects
7103the interference being multiple access interference
7107Subtractive interference cancellation
H04B 7/18539
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
7Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
14Relay systems
15Active relay systems
185Space-based or airborne stations; ; Stations for satellite systems
1853Satellite systems for providing telephony service to a mobile station, i.e. mobile satellite service
18539Arrangements for managing radio, resources, i.e. for establishing or releasing a connection
H04W 72/0446
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
72Local resource management, e.g. wireless traffic scheduling or selection or allocation of wireless resources
04Wireless resource allocation
044where an allocation plan is defined based on the type of the allocated resource
0446the resource being a slot, sub-slot or frame
H04W 72/082
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
72Local resource management, e.g. wireless traffic scheduling or selection or allocation of wireless resources
04Wireless resource allocation
08where an allocation plan is defined; based on quality criteria
082using the level of interference
H04W 88/02
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
88Devices specially adapted for wireless communication networks, e.g. terminals, base stations or access point devices
02Terminal devices
Applicants University of South Australia
Myriota Pty Ltd
Inventors Alexander James Grant
Gottfried Lechner
Andre Pollok
Robert George McKilliam
Ingmar Rudiger Land
David Victor Lawrie Haley
William George Cowley
Linda Mary Davis
Sorin Adrian Barbulescu
John Lawrence Buetefuer
Marc Pierre Denis Lavenant
Agents McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Priority Data 2013903163 21.08.2013 AU
Title
(EN) Multiuser communications system
Abstract
(EN)

A multiuser communication system comprises multiple transmitters and a multiuser receiver that detects multiple transmissions via iterative soft interference cancellation. An initial acquisition module and single user decoder module are also described. The multiuser receiver acquires and subtracts known users in the residual signal before acquiring new users in the residual signal, which is performed iteratively until no new users are detected or a stopping criterion is met. To aid receiver acquisition, the transmitters insert discrete tones into the transmitted signals. These allow the multiuser receiver to obtain initial estimates of the frequency, time, gain, and/or phase offset for each user. To improve the quality of cancellation the receiver refines estimates of gain, time, frequency and phase offsets for each user after each iteration, and calculates time varying SINR estimates for each user. The multiuser receiver may be satellite based, may be a distributed receiver, or process users in parallel.