Analysing Self Interference Cancellation in Full Duplex Radios Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2016 IEEE. Full duplex communication promises a theoretical 100% throughput gain by doubling the number of simultaneous transmissions. Such compelling gains are conditioned on perfect cancellation of the self interference power resulting from simultaneous transmission and reception. Generally, self interference power is modelled as a noise-like constant level interference floor. However, experimental validations have shown that the self interference power is in practice a random variable depending on a number of factors such as the surrounding wireless environment and the degree of interference cancellation. In this study, we derive an analytical model for the residual self interference power, and demonstrate various applications of the derived model in analysing the performance of a Full Duplex radio. In general, full duplex communication is found to provide only modest throughput gains over half duplex communication in a dense network scenario with practical self interference cancellation models.

name of conference

  • 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Mahmood, N. H., Ansari, I. S., Berardinelli, G., Mogensen, P., & Qaraqe, K. A.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Mahmood, Nurul H||Ansari, Imran S||Berardinelli, Gilberto||Mogensen, Preben||Qaraqe, Khalid A

publication date

  • April 2016