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AbstractSpread Spectrum (SS) techniques are methods used in communication systems where the spectra of the signal is spread over a much wider bandwidth. The large bandwidth of the resulting signals make SS signals difficult to intercept using conventional methods based on Nyquist sampling. Recently, a novel concept called compressive sensing has emerged. Compressive sensing theory suggests that a signal can be reconstructed from much fewer measurements than suggested by the Shannon Nyquist theorem, provided that the signal can be sparsely represented in a dictionary. In this work, motivated by this concept, we study compressive approaches to detect and decode SS signals. We propose compressive detection and decoding systems based both on random measurements (which have been the main focus of the CS literature) as well as designed measurement kernels that exploit prior knowledge of the SS signal. Compressive sensing methods for both Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) and Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) systems are proposed.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Electrical & Computer Engineering