Tech – Interference: HOW UNRELATED TRANSMISSIONS AFFECT EACH OTHER

25. June 2020

Authors
Xavier Bush
Jesper Lindström
Prof. James Gross

5 MINUTE READ

In our previous entry, we explained the concept of collisions, the challenges they present to wireless networks and how EchoRing delivers an effective solution. This entry covers a related topic: interference.

Interference, a Disturbance from Outside Electromagnetic Sources

An interference is an electromagnetic wave that originates from outside a network and disrupts communication on said network’s frequency band. In our previous post, we used the analogy of two people interrupting each other to explain collisions. Expanding on this analogy, interference would be noisy construction machinery near where the discussion takes place. Obviously, this noise is unwanted and requires the participants to speak louder and repeat themselves.

In the context of wireless communications, when interference manifests at a network’s receiver antenna it, like collisions, creates a scrambled mashup of both the intended and interfering signal.

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