Columbia University

Full-duplex Wireless: From Integrated Circuits to Networks (FlexICoN)

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The growing demand for wireless bandwidth and congestion of the wireless spectrum call for the design of spectrum efficient methods to support emerging new 5G standards. Full-duplex communication — simultaneous transmission and reception on the same frequency channel — is an emerging and transformative communication technology that can substantially improve spectrum efficiency.

To bring full-duplex communication closer to practical implementation and evaluate the benefits of using such a technology, we have been performing research as a part of the Full-duplex Wireless: From Integrated Circuits to Networks (FlexICoN) project. This is a cross-disciplinary multi-PI research effort to exploit the interactions between the physical and the higher layers in full-duplex systems.

At the WiMNet lab, we have been evaluating the benefits of full-duplex communication based on realistic full-duplex hardware models, for the hardware that was designed and developed within the FlexICoN project. Our results include insightful analytical and algorithmic results for power control on full-duplex links. We have also quantified the achievable full-duplex gains in various full-duplex communication scenarios. Our current research efforts are directed towards the design of joint scheduling and resource allocation algorithms for Wi-Fi and small-cell cellular networks. We are also developing a full-duplex testbed that will be used for implementation and evaluation of our algorithmic results.

An overview of the project is available in an IEEE Spectrum Article (July 2016).

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A. Nagulu, S. Garikapati, I. Kadota, M. Essawy, T. Chen, A. Natarajan, G. Zussman, and H. Krishnaswamy, “Full-duplex receiver with wideband multi-domain FIR cancellation based on stacked-capacitor, N-path switched-capacitor delay lines achieving >+54dB SIC Across 80MHz BW and >+15dBm TX power handling,” in Proc. IEEE ISSCC’21, 2021.
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J. Zhou, T. Chen, Y. Cao, G. Zussman, and H. Krishnaswamy, “Frequency-Domain RF Cancellation,” in to appear in In-Band Full-Duplex Technologies and Applications (ed: K. Kolodziej) (invited), Artech House, 2021.

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M. Baraani Dastjerdi, T. Chen, G. Zussman, and H. Krishnaswamy, “Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Array Systems,” in to appear in In-Band Full-Duplex Technologies and Applications (ed: K. Kolodziej) (invited), Artech House, 2021.

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A. Nagulu, T. Chen, G. Zussman, and H. Krishnaswamy, “Multi-watt, 1GHz CMOS circulator based on switched-capacitor clock boosting,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 55, no. 12, pp. 3308–3321, Dec. 2020.

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T. Chen, “Algorithms and Experimentation for Future Wireless Networks: From Internet-of-Things to Full-Duplex,” Ph.D. Thesis, Columbia University, 2020.

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M. Kohli, T. Chen, M. Baraani Dastjerdi, J. Welles, I. Seskar, H. Krishnaswamy, and G. Zussman, “Open-access full-duplex wireless in the ORBIT and COSMOS testbeds,” in Proc. ACM MobiCom’20 Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization (WiNTECH) (invited), 2020.

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M. Kohli, T. Chen, J. Welles, M. Baraani Dastjerdi, J. Kolodziejski, M. Sherman, I. Seskar, H. Krishnaswamy, and G. Zussman, “Demo: Remote experimentation with open-access full-duplex wireless in the COSMOS testbed,” in Proc. ACM MobiCom’20, 2020.

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A. Nagulu, A. Gaonkar, S. Ahasan, T. Chen, G. Zussman, and H. Krishnaswamy, “A full-duplex receiver leveraging multiphase switched-capacitor-delay based multi-domain FIR filter cancellers,” in Proc. IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium, 2020.

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T. Chen, J. Diakonikolas, J. Ghaderi, and G. Zussman, “Hybrid scheduling in heterogeneous half- and full-duplex wireless networks,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 764–777, Apr. 2020.

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A. Nagulu, T. Chen, G. Zussman, and H. Krishnaswamy, “Non-magnetic 180nm SOI circulator with multi-watt power handling based on switched capacitor clock boosting,” in Proc. IEEE ISSCC’20, 2020.

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T. Chen, J. Zhou, G. Zussman, and H. Krishnaswamy, “Integrated full-fuplex radios: System concepts, implementations, and experimentation (invited),” in Full-Duplex Communications for Future Wireless Networks (eds: H. Alves, T. Riihonen, and H. Suraweera), Springer, 2020, pp. 299–320.

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T. Chen, M. Baraani Dastjerdi, J. Welles, J. Zhou, H. Krishnaswamy, and G. Zussman, “Poster: Enabling wideband full-duplex wireless via frequency-domain equalization,” in Poster description in Proc. ACM MOBICOM’19, 2019.

[download] [poster] ACM MobiCom Student Research Competition (SRC) Winner – First Place

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T. Chen, J. Welles, M. Kohli, M. Baraani Dastjerdi, J. Kolodziejski, M. Sherman, I. Seskar, H. Krishnaswamy, and G. Zussman, “Experimentation with full-duplex wireless in the COSMOS testbed,” in Proc. IEEE ICNP’19 Workshop Midscale Education and Research Infrastructure and Tools (MERIT), 2019.

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T. Chen, M. Baraani Dastjerdi, J. Zhou, H. Krishnaswamy, and G. Zussman, “Wideband full-duplex wireless via frequency-domain equalization: Design and experimentation,” in Proc. ACM MOBICOM’19, 2019.

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A. Nagulu, T. Chen, G. Zussman, and H. Krishnaswamy, “A full-duplex radio using a CMOS non-magnetic circulator achieving +95 dB overall SIC,” in in Proc. IEEE APS-URSI’19 (invited), 2019.

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T. Chen, M. Baraani Dastjerdi, H. Krishnaswamy, and G. Zussman, “Wideband full-duplex phased array with joint transmit and receive beamforming: optimization and rate gains,” in Proc. ACM MOBIHOC’19, 2019.

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A. Nagulu, T. Chen, G. Zussman, and H. Krishnaswamy, “A single antenna full-duplex radio using a non-magnetic, CMOS circulator with in-built isolation tuning,” in Proc. IEEE ICC’19 Workshop on Full-Duplex Communications for Future Wireless Networks (invited), 2019.

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N. Reiskarimian, T. Dinc, J. Zhou, T. Chen, M. Baraani Dastjerdi, J. Diakonikolas, G. Zussman, and H. Krishnaswamy, “A one-way ramp to a two-way highway: Integrated magnetic-free non-reciprocal antenna interfaces for full duplex wireless,” IEEE Microwave, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 56–75, Feb. 2019.

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T. Chen, J. Diakonikolas, J. Ghaderi, and G. Zussman, “Fairness and delay in heterogeneous half- and full-duplex wireless networks,” in Proc. Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers (invited), 2018.

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M. Baraani Dastjerdi, T. Chen, N. Reiskarimian, G. Zussman, and H. Krishnaswamy, “Self-interference cancellation via beamforming in an integrated full duplex circulator-receiver phased array,” in Proc. SPCOM 2018, 2018.

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M. Baraani Dastjerdi, N. Reiskarimian, T. Chen, G. Zussman, and H. Krishnaswamy, “Full duplex circulator-receiver phased array employing self-interference cancellation via beamforming,” in Proc. IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium, 2018.

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T. Chen, M. Baraani Dastjerdi, G. Farkash, J. Zhou, H. Krishnaswamy, and G. Zussman, “Open-access full-duplex wireless in the ORBIT testbed,” arXiv:1801.03069v2 [cs.NI], May 2018.

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T. Chen, J. Diakonikolas, J. Ghaderi, and G. Zussman, “Hybrid scheduling in heterogeneous half- and full-duplex wireless networks,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM’18, 2018.

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T. Chen, M. Baraani Dastjerdi, G. Farkash, J. Zhou, H. Krishnaswamy, and G. Zussman, “Demo Abstract: Open-access full-duplex wireless in the ORBIT testbed,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM’18, 2018.

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J. Diakonikolas and G. Zussman, “On the rate regions of single-channel and multi-channel full-duplex links,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 47–60, Feb. 2018.

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T. Chen, J. Zhou, M. Baraani Dastjerdi, J. Diakonikolas, H. Krishnaswamy, and G. Zussman, “Demo abstract: Full-duplex with a compact frequency domain equalization-based RF canceller,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM’17, 2017.

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J. Zhou, N. Reiskarimian, J. Marasevic, T. Dinc, T. Chen, G. Zussman, and H. Krishnaswamy, “Integrated full-duplex radios,” IEEE Communications (invited), vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 142–151, Apr. 2017.

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J. Marasevic, J. Zhou, H. Krishnaswamy, Y. Zhong, and G. Zussman, “Resource allocation and rate gains in practical full-duplex systems,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 292–305, Feb. 2017.

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H. Krishnaswamy, G. Zussman, J. Zhou, J. Marasevic, T. Dinc, N. Reiskarimian, and T. Chen, “Full-duplex in a hand-held device - From fundamental physics to complex integrated circuits, systems and networks: An overview of the Columbia FlexICoN project,” in Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers (invited), 2016.

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J. Marasevic, T. Chen, J. Zhou, N. Reiskarimian, H. Krishnaswamy, and G. Zussman, “Full-duplex wireless: Algorithms and rate Improvement bounds for Integrated circuit implementations,” in Proc. ACM HotWireless’16 (invited), 2016.

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J. Marasevic, “Resource allocation in wireless networks: Theory and applications,” Ph.D. Thesis, Columbia University, 2016.

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T. Chen, J. Zhou, N. Grimwood, R. Fogel, J. Marasevic, H. Krishnaswamy, and G. Zussman, “Demo: Full-duplex wireless based on a small-form-factor analog self-interference canceller,” in Proc. ACM MobiHoc’16, 2016.

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J. Marasevic and G. Zussman, “On the capacity regions of single-channel and multi-channel full-duplex links,” in Proc. ACM MOBIHOC’16, 2016.

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H. Krishnaswamy and G. Zussman, “1 Chip 2x the bandwidth,” IEEE Spectrum, vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 38–54, Jul. 2016.

[download] [project website]

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J. Zhou, J. Marasevic, G. Zussman, and H. Krishnaswamy, “Co-design of full-duplex RFIC and resource allocation algorithms,” in IEEE Power Amplifier Symposium, 2015.

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J. Marasevic, J. Zhou, H. Krishnaswamy, Y. Zhong, and G. Zussman, “Resource allocation and rate gains in practical full-duplex systems,” in Proc. ACM SIGMETRICS’15, 2015.

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