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Multi-Stage Mixed Frequency-Time Simulator for Bandpass Sampling Receiver Front-Ends

Cruz, P.M. ; Carvalho, N.B.C. ; Valkama, M.E.

i-ETC : ISEL Academic Journal of Electronics, Telecomunications and Computers Vol. 2, Nº 1, pp. 1 - 8, June, 2013.

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Abstract
This paper address the implementation of a mixed-domain simulator for first-order band-pass sampling receivers, which is based on an initial frequency-domain signal treatment followed by a time-domain simulation scheme. One of the proposed applications for this type of receivers is to perform the spectrum sensing feature, which is required in actual and future cognitive radio approaches. Some details about the multi-stage modelling strategy will be given focusing in each specific component of the receiver, wherein it is considered a mixed frequency-time signal treatment. Moreover, it will be summarized the main features of the implemented simulator, as well as potential improvements. Finally, several simulation examples obtained with the implemented simulator will be shown, in which are included the impact of a CW signal excitation in a received modulated signal and a multi-carrier signal reception scenario.