Volume E93.A (2010) Issue 11 Pages 2239-2244
In quasi-synchronous frequency-hopping multiple access (QS-FHMA) systems, no-hit-zone frequency-hopping sequence (NHZ-FHS) sets are commonly employed to minimize multiple access interference. Several new constructions for optimal NHZ-FHS sets are presented in this paper, which are based on interleaving techniques. Two types of NHZ-FHS sets of length 2N for any integer N ≥ 3 are constructed, whose NHZ sizes are some even integers. An optimal NHZ-FHS set of length 2N with odd NHZ size for any integer N ≥ 6 is also presented. And then, optimal NHZ-FHS sets of length kN are given by generalizing one of the proposed constructions for NHZ-FHS sets of length 2N, where k and N are any positive integers such that 2 ≤ k < N. All the FHSs in the new NHZ-FHS sets are non-repeating FHSs which are optimal with respect to the Lempel-Greenberger bound. Our constructions give new parameters which are flexible in the selection of NHZ size and set size.