PA efficiency enhancement using digital linearization techniques in uplink cognitive radio systems

Abstract : For a battery driven terminal, the power amplifier (PA) efficiency must be optimized. Consequently,non-linearities may appear at the PA output in the transmission chain. To compensatethese distortions, one solution consists in using a digital post-distorter based on aVolterra model of both the PA and the channel and a Kalman filter (KF) based algorithm tojointly estimate the Volterra kernels and the transmitted symbols. Here, we suggest addressingthis issue when dealing with uplink cognitive radio (CR) system. In this case, additionalconstraints must be taken into account. Since the CR terminal may switch from one subbandto another, the PA non-linearities may vary over time. Therefore, we propose to designa digital post-distorter based on an interacting multiple model combining various KF basedestimators using different model parameter dynamics. This makes it possible to track thetime variations of the Volterra kernels while keeping accurate estimates when those parametersare static. Furthermore, the single carrier case is addressed and validated by simulationresults. In addition, the relevance of the proposed approach is confirmed by measurementscarried on a (300-3000) MHz broadband PA.
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Mouna Ben Mabrouk. PA efficiency enhancement using digital linearization techniques in uplink cognitive radio systems. Automatic. Université de Bordeaux, 2015. English. ⟨NNT : 2015BORD0296⟩. ⟨tel-01290393⟩

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