The effect of blanking of TDMA interference on radio-astronomical observations: experimental results

A.J. Boonstra, A. Leshem, A.J. van der Veen, Andre B.J. Kokkeler, G. Schoonderbeek

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    Abstract

    The fast growth of the wireless communication industry poses severe limitations on radio astronomical observations. This is largely due to the fact that in radio astronomy, in contrast to communication systems, the signals of interest are many orders of magnitude below the receiver noise power levels. The structure of some communication signals opens the possibility to reduce the effect on radio-astronomical observations using advanced array processing techniques. One such structure is time slots, used in TDMA communication systems such as the Iridium system and the GSM system. In this paper we present the results of blanking of timeslotted interfering signals measured at the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages3546-3549
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2002
    Event2000 IEEE International Conference on Accoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2000 - Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 5 Jun 20009 Jun 2000

    Conference

    Conference2000 IEEE International Conference on Accoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2000
    Abbreviated titleICASSP
    CountryTurkey
    CityIstanbul
    Period5/06/009/06/00

    Keywords

    • time division multiple access
    • radiotelescopes
    • IR-70137
    • Cellular radio
    • interference suppression
    • EWI-17520
    • mobile satellite communication
    • radiofrequency interference

    Cite this

    Boonstra, A. J., Leshem, A., van der Veen, A. J., Kokkeler, A. B. J., & Schoonderbeek, G. (2002). The effect of blanking of TDMA interference on radio-astronomical observations: experimental results. 3546-3549. Paper presented at 2000 IEEE International Conference on Accoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2000, Istanbul, Turkey. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2000.860167