Analysis and simulation of interference to vehicle-equipped digital receivers from cellular mobile terminals operating in adjacent frequencies

Theodore S. Rappaport, Stefano DiPierro, Riza Akturan

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This paper provides novel analysis methods and detailed simulations for determining the impact of out-of-band emissions (OOBE) of adjacent band wireless services on mobile receive-only wireless services. Using the interference from the adjacent cellular bands on an operational digital wireless receive-only system as an example, we demonstrate the impact of the interference from adjacent cellular band transmitters and determine the performance impact such as outage on satellite receivers in realistic roadway conditions. This paper presents new methods for determining appropriate OOBE spectral masks for use by new cellular subscriber transmitters. This paper considers realistic propagation and traffic conditions in five cities throughout the United States and offers approaches that the engineering community may use to determine interference conditions between new cellular and fixed broadband mobile services in adjacent spectrum bands to existing receive-only mobile receiver systems, such as satellite radio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5723770
Pages (from-to)1664-1676
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1 2011



  • Adjacent spectrum interference
  • cellular radio
  • interference
  • mobile communication
  • mobile satellite
  • power control
  • receivers
  • simulation
  • vehicle-to-vehicle communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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