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Performance evaluation of asynchronous multicarrier CDMA systems with frequency offsets and correlated fading
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Paper Abstract

The effects of frequency offsets and aperiodic random spreading sequences on the performance of asynchronous multicarrier code division multiple access (CDMA) systems with correlated fading are investigated in this research. Random parameters including asynchronous delays, correlated Rayleigh fading and spreading sequences are averaged to determine the covariance matrix of the interference-plus-noise vector. An analytic expression for the average signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) is obtained. Furthermore, average bit error probability (BEP) based on the Gaussian approximation is also derived. We show that the system degrades significantly if the frequency offset of the desired user is present, while the system is insensitive to interferers’ frequency offsets. In consequence, it is crucial to estimate and compensate the desired user’s synchronization imperfection. Finally, design tradeoff among the number of sub-carriers, fading correlations, and inter-carrier interference (ICI) are presented in simulation results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5440, Digital Wireless Communications VI, (10 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.541971
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Feng-Tsun Chien, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
C.-C. Jay Kuo, Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5440:
Digital Wireless Communications VI
Raghuveer M. Rao; Sohail A. Dianat; Michael D. Zoltowski, Editor(s)

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