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See detailInterference alignment for spectral coexistence of heterogeneous networks
Sharma, Shree Krishna UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (2013), 2013(46),

The coexistence of heterogeneous networks within the same spectrum for enhancing the spectrum efficiency has attracted large interest lately in the research community. Furthermore, the research interest ... [more ▼]

The coexistence of heterogeneous networks within the same spectrum for enhancing the spectrum efficiency has attracted large interest lately in the research community. Furthermore, the research interest towards the deployment of small cells and multibeam satellites is increasing due to high capacity, easier deployment and higher energy efficiency. However, due to the scarcity of available spectrum and the requirement of additional spectrum for these systems, small cells need to coexist with macrocells and multibeam satellites need to coexist with monobeam satellites within the same spectrum. In this context, this contribution investigates an underlay spectral coexistence mechanism which exploits an interference alignment (IA) technique in order to mitigate the interference of cognitive transmitters towards the primary receivers in a normal uplink mode. More specifically, three types of IA techniques, namely static, uncoordinated and coordinated are investigated. The performance of the IA technique is evaluated and compared with primary only, resource division and no-mitigation techniques in terms of sum-rate capacity, primary to secondary rate ratio and primary rate protection ratio. It is shown that the coordinated IA technique perfectly protects the primary rate in both terrestrial and satellite coexistence scenarios. [less ▲]

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See detailMutli-Frame Super-Resolution by Enhanced Shift & Add
Al Ismaeil, Kassem UL; Aouada, Djamila UL; Mirbach, Bruno et al

in 8th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (2013)

A critical step in multi-frame super-resolution is the registration of frames based on their motion. We improve the performance of current state-of-the-art super-resolution techniques by proposing a more ... [more ▼]

A critical step in multi-frame super-resolution is the registration of frames based on their motion. We improve the performance of current state-of-the-art super-resolution techniques by proposing a more robust and accurate registration as early as in the initialization stage of the high resolution estimate. Indeed, we solve the limitations on scale and motion inherent to the classical Shift & Add approach by upsampling the low resolution frames up to the super-resolution factor prior to estimating motion or to median filtering. This is followed by an appropriate selective optimization, leading to an enhanced Shift & Add. Quantitative and qualitative evaluations have been conducted at two levels; the initial estimation and the final optimized super-resolution. Results show that the proposed algorithm outperforms existing state-of-art methods. [less ▲]

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See detailDSTBC based DF cooperative networks in the presence of timing and frequency offsets
Nasir, A.A.; Mehrpouyan, H.; Durrani, S. et al

in Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), 2013 IEEE 14th Workshop on (2013)

In decode-and-forward (DF) relaying networks, the received signal at the destination may be affected by multiple impairments such as multiple channel gains, multiple timing offsets (MTOs), and multiple ... [more ▼]

In decode-and-forward (DF) relaying networks, the received signal at the destination may be affected by multiple impairments such as multiple channel gains, multiple timing offsets (MTOs), and multiple carrier frequency offsets (MCFOs). This paper proposes novel optimal and sub-optimal minimum mean-square error (MMSE) receiver designs at the destination node to detect the signal in the presence of these impairments. Distributed space-time block codes (DSTBCs) are used at the relays to achieve spatial diversity. The proposed sub-optimal receiver uses the estimated values of multiple channel gains, MTOs, and MCFOs, while the optimal receiver assumes perfect knowledge of these impairments at the destination and serves as a benchmark performance measure. To achieve robustness to estimation errors, the estimates statistical properties are exploited at the destination. Simulation results show that the proposed optimal and sub-optimal MMSE compensation receivers achieve full diversity gain in the presence of channel and synchronization impairments in DSTBC based DF cooperative networks. [less ▲]

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See detailMulti-User Detection in Multibeam Mobile Satellite Systems: A Fair Performance Evaluation
Christopoulos, Dimitrios UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL; Krause, Jens et al

in Proceedings of Vehicular Technology Conference, Spring 2013 (2013)

Multi-User Detection (MUD) techniques are currently being examined as promising technologies for the next generation of broadband, interactive, multibeam satellite communication (SatCom) systems. Results ... [more ▼]

Multi-User Detection (MUD) techniques are currently being examined as promising technologies for the next generation of broadband, interactive, multibeam satellite communication (SatCom) systems. Results in the existing literature have shown that when full frequency and polarization reuse is employed and user signals are jointly processed at the gateway, more than threefold gains in terms of spectral efficiency over conventional systems can be obtained. However, the information theoretic results for the capacity of the multibeam satellite channel are given under ideal assumptions, disregarding the implementation constraints of such an approach. Considering a real system implementation, the adoption of full resource reuse is bound to increase the payload complexity and power consumption. Since these novel techniques require extra payload resources, fairness issues in the comparison among the two approaches arise. The present contribution evaluates in a fair manner, the performance of the return link (RL) of a SatCom system serving mobile users that are jointly decoded at the receiver. In this context, the throughput performance of the assumed system is compared to that of a conventional one, under the constraint of equal physical layer resource utilization; thus the comparison can be regarded as fair. Results show, that even when systems operate under the same payload requirements as the conventional systems, a significant gain can be realized, especially in the high SNR region. Finally, existing analytical formulas are also employed to provide closed form descriptions of the performance of clustered systems, thus introducing insights on how the performance scales with respect to the system parameters. [less ▲]

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See detailMultiantenna Signal Processing for Cognitive Communications
Chatzinotas, Symeon UL; Sharma, Shree Krishna UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in Proceedings of IEEE China Summit and International Conference on Signal and Information Processing (ChinaSIP) 2013 (2013)

Cognitive communications has attracted a large interest during the last decade due to spectrum scarcity. In combination with multiantenna techniques, cognitive communications have the ability to increase ... [more ▼]

Cognitive communications has attracted a large interest during the last decade due to spectrum scarcity. In combination with multiantenna techniques, cognitive communications have the ability to increase spectral efficiency by enabling the coexistence of a primary and secondary systems. In this paper, we focus in two specific cognitive approaches: a) Multiantenna Interference Alignment (IA) and b) Multiantenna Spectrum Sensing (SS). In the first case, we investigate how IA over multiple spatial dimensions can be exploited in order to lower harmful interference towards the primary system into acceptable levels. In the second case, we compare the sensing performance of different eigenvalue-based blind SS techniques. This paper concludes by presenting some interesting open problems in this area. [less ▲]

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See detailRobust MIMO precoding for several classes of channel uncertainty
Wang, J.; Bengtsson, M.; Ottersten, Björn UL et al

in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2013), 12(61), 3056-3070

The full potential of multi-input multi-output (MIMO) communication systems relies on exploiting channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT), which is, however, often subject to some uncertainty ... [more ▼]

The full potential of multi-input multi-output (MIMO) communication systems relies on exploiting channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT), which is, however, often subject to some uncertainty. In this paper, following the worst-case robust philosophy, we consider a robust MIMO precoding design with deterministic imperfect CSIT, formulated as a maximin problem, to maximize the worst-case received signal-to-noise ratio or minimize the worst-case error probability. Given different types of imperfect CSIT in practice, a unified framework is lacking in the literature to tackle various channel uncertainty. In this paper, we address this open problem by considering several classes of uncertainty sets that include most deterministic imperfect CSIT as special cases. We show that, for general convex uncertainty sets, the robust precoder, as the solution to the maximin problem, can be efficiently computed by solving a single convex optimization problem. Furthermore, when it comes to unitarily-invariant convex uncertainty sets, we prove the optimality of a channel-diagonalizing structure and simplify the complex-matrix problem to a real-vector power allocation problem, which is then analytically solved in a waterfilling manner. Finally, for uncertainty sets defined by a generic matrix norm, called the Schatten norm, we provide a fully closed-form solution to the robust precoding design, based on which the robustness of beamforming and uniform-power transmission is investigated. [less ▲]

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See detailReal-time depth enhancement by fusion for RGB-D cameras
Garcia Becerro, Frederic UL; Aouada, Djamila UL; Solignac, Thomas et al

in IET Computer Vision (2013), 7(5), 335345

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See detailMMSE Performance Analysis of Generalized Multibeam Satellite Channels
Christopoulos, Dimitrios UL; Arnau, Jesus; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (2013), 17(7), 1332-1335

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See detailSpectrum Sensing in Dual Polarized Fading Channels for Cognitive SatComs
Sharma, Shree Krishna UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in Proceedings of IEEE Globecom Conference 2012 (2012, December)

Next generation networks are moving towards the convergence of mobile, fixed and broadcasting services in one standard platform, which requires the co-existence of satellite and terrestrial networks in ... [more ▼]

Next generation networks are moving towards the convergence of mobile, fixed and broadcasting services in one standard platform, which requires the co-existence of satellite and terrestrial networks in the same spectrum. This framework has motivated the concept of cognitive Satellite Communication (SatComs). In this aspect, the problem of exploiting Spectrum Sensing (SS) techniques for a dual polarized fading channel is considered. In this paper, the performance of Energy Detection (ED) technique is evaluated in the context of a co-existence scenario of a satellite and a terrestrial link. Diversity combining techniques such as Equal Gain Combining (EGC) and Selection Combining (SC) are considered to enhance the SS efficiency. Furthermore, analytical expressions for probability of detection (Pd) and probability of false alarm (Pf ) are presented for these techniques in the considered fading channel and the sensing performance is studied through analytical and simulation results. Moreover, the effect of Cross Polar Discrimination (XPD) on the sensing performance is presented and it is shown that SS efficiency improves for low XPD. [less ▲]

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See detailSatellite Cognitive Communications: Interference Modeling and Techniques Selection
Sharma, Shree Krishna UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in Proceeding of 6th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference and the 12th Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop (2012, September)

Due to increasing demand of high speed data rate for satellite multimedia and broadcasting services and spectrum scarcity problem in satellite bands, exploring new techniques for enhancing spectral ... [more ▼]

Due to increasing demand of high speed data rate for satellite multimedia and broadcasting services and spectrum scarcity problem in satellite bands, exploring new techniques for enhancing spectral efficiency in satellite communication has become an important research challenge. In this aspect, satellite cognitive communication can be considered as a promising solution to solve spectrum scarcity problem. In this paper, different cognitive techniques such as underlay, overlay, interweave and database related techniques are discussed by reviewing the current state of art. Exact beam patterns of a multi-beam satellite are plotted over the Europe map and interference modeling between terrestrial Base Station (BS) and satellite terminal is carried out on the basis of interference power level. Furthermore, suitable cognitive techniques are proposed in high and low interference regions in the context of satellite cognitive communication. [less ▲]

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See detailSpace-Frequency Coding for Dual Polarized Hybrid Mobile Satellite Systems
Shankar, Bhavani UL; Arapoglou, Pantelis-Daniel UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2012), 11(8), 2806-2814

An increasing number of hybrid mobile systems comprising a satellite and a terrestrial component are becoming standardized and realized. The next generation of these systems will employ higher dimensions ... [more ▼]

An increasing number of hybrid mobile systems comprising a satellite and a terrestrial component are becoming standardized and realized. The next generation of these systems will employ higher dimensions adopting multiple-input multiple-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM) techniques. In this work, we build upon recent studies of dual polarization MIMO for each component and propose the use of full-rate full-diversity (FRFD) codes adopting a space-frequency paradigm. We also propose a scheme taking advantage of the separation between the subcarriers to enhance the coding gain. By critically assessing the different options for the 4 transmit, 2 receive hybrid scenario taking into account system and channel particularities, we demonstrate that the proposed scheme is a solution for enhancing the performance of next generation hybrid mobile satellite systems. [less ▲]

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See detailIterative Precoder Design and User Scheduling for Block-Diagonalized Systems
Tran, Le-Nam; Bengtsson, Mats; Ottersten, Björn UL

in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2012), 60(7), 3726-3739

The block diagonalization (BD) scheme is a low-complexity suboptimal precoding technique for multiuser multiple input-multiple output (MIMO) downlink channels, which completely precancels the multiuser ... [more ▼]

The block diagonalization (BD) scheme is a low-complexity suboptimal precoding technique for multiuser multiple input-multiple output (MIMO) downlink channels, which completely precancels the multiuser interference. Accordingly, the precoder of each user lies in the null space of other users' channel matrices. In this paper, we propose an iterative algorithm using QR decompositions (QRDs) to compute the precoders. Specifically, to avoid dealing with a large concatenated matrix, we apply the QRD to a sequence of matrices of lower dimensions. One problem of BD schemes is that the number of users that can be simultaneously supported is limited due to zero interference constraints. When the number of users is large, a set of users must be selected, and selection algorithms should be designed to exploit the multiuser diversity gain. Finding the optimal set of users requires an exhaustive search, which has too high computational complexity to be practically useful. Based on the iterative precoder design, this paper proposes a low-complexity user selection algorithm using a greedy method, in which the precoders of selected users are recursively updated after each selection step. The selection metric of the proposed scheduling algorithm relies on the product of the squared row norms of the effective channel matrices, which is related to the eigenvalues by the Hadamard and Schur inequalities. An asymptotic analysis is provided to show that the proposed algorithm can achieve the optimal sum rate scaling of the MIMO broadcast channel. The numerical results show that the proposed algorithm achieves a good trade-off between sum rate performance and computational complexity. When users suffer different channel conditions, providing fairness among users is of critical importance. To address this problem, we also propose two fair scheduling (FS) algorithms, one imposing fairness in the approximation of the data rate, and another directly imposing fairness in the product of the sq- ared row norms of the effective channel matrices. [less ▲]

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See detailDistributed Multicell Beamforming Design Approaching Pareto Boundary with Max-Min Fairness
Huang, Yongming; Zheng, Gan UL; Bengtsson, Mats et al

in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2012), 11(8), 2921-2933

This paper addresses coordinated downlink beamforming optimization in multicell time division duplex (TDD) systems where a small number of parameters are exchanged between cells but with no data sharing ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses coordinated downlink beamforming optimization in multicell time division duplex (TDD) systems where a small number of parameters are exchanged between cells but with no data sharing. With the goal to reach the point on the Pareto boundary with max-min rate fairness, we first develop a two-step centralized optimization algorithm to design the joint beamforming vectors. This algorithm can achieve a further sum-rate improvement over the max-min optimal performance, and is shown to guarantee max-min Pareto optimality for scenarios with two base stations (BSs) each serving a single user. To realize a distributed solution with limited intercell communication, we then propose an iterative algorithm by exploiting an approximate uplink-downlink duality, in which only a small number of positive scalars are shared between cells in each iteration. Simulation results show that the proposed distributed solution achieves a fairness rate performance close to the centralized algorithm while it has a better sum-rate performance, and demonstrates a better tradeoff between sum-rate and fairness than the Nash Bargaining solution especially at high signal-to-noise ratio. [less ▲]

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See detailExploiting Polarization for Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive SatComs
Sharma, Shree Krishna UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (2012, June)

Exploring new techniques for spectrum sensing (SS), which can detect the weak primary signals instantly, has been an important research challenge. In this paper, the problem of enhancing SS efficiency in ... [more ▼]

Exploring new techniques for spectrum sensing (SS), which can detect the weak primary signals instantly, has been an important research challenge. In this paper, the problem of enhancing SS efficiency in cognitive SatComs has been considered. The analysis of different combining techniques has been carried out for SS using dual polarized antenna. Furthermore, polarization states of received signals are exploited and based on obtained polarization states, Optimum Polarization Based Combining (OPBC) technique has been used for carrying out SS in the satellite terminal. The sensing performance of OPBC technique has been compared to selection combining (SC), equal gain combining (EGC) and maximum ratio combining (MRC) techniques. The simulation results show that OPBC technique achieves a great improvement in sensing efficiency over other considered techniques at the expense of complexity in a dual polarized AWGN channel. [less ▲]

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See detailPareto Characterization of the Multicell MIMO Performance Region With Simple Receivers
Björnson, Emil; Bengtsson, Mats; Ottersten, Björn UL

in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2012), 60(8), 4464-4469

We study the performance region of a general multicell downlink scenario with multiantenna transmitters, hardware impairments, and low-complexity receivers that treat interference as noise. The Pareto ... [more ▼]

We study the performance region of a general multicell downlink scenario with multiantenna transmitters, hardware impairments, and low-complexity receivers that treat interference as noise. The Pareto boundary of this region describes all efficient resource allocations, but is generally hard to compute. We propose a novel explicit characterization that gives Pareto optimal transmit strategies using a set of positive parameters-fewer than in prior work. We also propose an implicit characterization that requires even fewer parameters and guarantees to find the Pareto boundary for every choice of parameters, but at the expense of solving quasi-convex optimization problems. The merits of the two characterizations are illustrated for interference channels and ideal network multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO). [less ▲]

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See detailPhysical Layer Security in Multibeam Satellite Systems
Zheng, Gan UL; Arapoglou, Pantelis-Daniel UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2012), 11(2), 852-863

Security threats introduced due to the vulnerability of the transmission medium may hinder the proliferation of Ka band multibeam satellite systems for civil and military data applications. This paper ... [more ▼]

Security threats introduced due to the vulnerability of the transmission medium may hinder the proliferation of Ka band multibeam satellite systems for civil and military data applications. This paper sets the analytical framework and then studies physical layer security techniques for fixed legitimate receivers dispersed throughout multiple beams, each possibly surrounded by multiple (passive) eavesdroppers. The design objective is to minimize via transmit beamforming the costly total transmit power on board the satellite, while satisfying individual intended users' secrecy rate constraints. Assuming state-of-the-art satellite channel models, when perfect channel state information (CSI) about the eavesdroppers is available at the satellite, a partial zero-forcing approach is proposed for obtaining a low-complexity sub-optimal solution. For the optimal solution, an iterative algorithm combining semi-definite programming relaxation and the gradient-based method is devised by studying the convexity of the problem. Furthermore, the use of artificial noise as an additional degree-of-freedom for protection against eavesdroppers is explored. When only partial CSI about the eavesdroppers is available, we study the problem of minimizing the eavesdroppers' received signal to interference-plus-noise ratios. Simulation results demonstrate substantial performance improvements over existing approaches. [less ▲]

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See detailRobust Maximin MIMO Precoding for Arbitrary Convex Uncertainty Sets
Wang, Jiaheng; Bengtsson, Mats; Ottersten, Björn UL et al

in Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2012 IEEE International Conference on (2012)

We consider a worst-case robust precoding design for multi-input multi-output (MIMO) communication systems with imperfect channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT). Instead of a particular ... [more ▼]

We consider a worst-case robust precoding design for multi-input multi-output (MIMO) communication systems with imperfect channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT). Instead of a particular choice, we consider a general imperfect CSIT model that only assumes the channel errors to be within a convex set, which includes most common imperfect CSIT models as special cases. The robust precoding design is formulated as a maximin problem, aiming at maximizing the worst-case received signal-to-noise ratio or minimizing the worst-case error probability. It is shown that the robust precoder can be easily obtained by solving a convex problem. We further provide an equivalent but more practical form of the convex problem that can be efficiently handled with common optimization methods and software packages. [less ▲]

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See detailSpatio-Temporal ToF Data Enhancement by Fusion
Garcia Becerro, Frederic UL; Aouada, Djamila UL; Mirbach, Bruno et al

in 19th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (2012)

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See detailDepth Enhancement by Fusion for Passive and Active Sensing
Garcia Becerro, Frederic UL; Aouada, Djamila UL; Abdella, Hashim Kemal UL et al

in Computer Vision – ECCV 2012. Workshops and Demonstrations (2012)

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See detailNon-regenerative Two-Hop Wiretap Channels using Interference Neutralization
Gerbracht, Sabrina; Jorswieck, Eduard A.; Zheng, Gan UL et al

in Information Forensics and Security (WIFS), 2012 IEEE International Workshop on (2012)

In this paper, we analyze the achievable secrecy rates in the two-hop wiretap channel with four nodes, where the transmitter and the receiver have multiple antennas while the relay and the eavesdropper ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we analyze the achievable secrecy rates in the two-hop wiretap channel with four nodes, where the transmitter and the receiver have multiple antennas while the relay and the eavesdropper have only a single antenna each. The relay is operating in amplify-and-forward mode and all the channels between the nodes are known perfectly by the transmitter. We discuss different transmission and protection schemes like artificial noise (AN). Furthermore, we introduce interference neutralization (IN) as a new protection scheme. We compare the different schemes regarding the high-SNR slope and the high-SNR power offset and illustrate the performance by simulation results. It is shown analytically as well as by numerical simulations that the high SNR performance of the proposed IN scheme is better than the one of AN. [less ▲]

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