In this paper, the effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) coupled to a radio-frequency (RF) communication channel by resonant mechanisms are investigated and described in the framework of Shannon information theory in terms of an equivalent channel capacity loss so that to analyze and compare the effects of non-modulated and random Spread Spectrum (SS) modulated EMI. The analysis reveals a higher EMI-induced capacity loss for SS-modulated compared to non modulated EMI under practical values of the quality factor Q, while a modest improvement in the worst case capacity loss is observed only for impractical values of Q. Simulations on a 4-quadrature amplitude modulation (4-QAM) digital link featuring Turbo coding under EMI resonant coupling reveal that SS-modulated EMI gives rise to higher bit error rate (BER) at lower EMI power compared non-modulated EMI in the presence of resonant coupling for practical values of Q, thus suggesting a worse interfering potential of SS-modulated EMI.
|Titolo:||Interference of Spread-Spectrum EMI and Digital Data Links under Narrowband Resonant Coupling|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3390/electronics9010060|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|