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Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum Multiple-Access Communications Over Nonselective and Frequency-Selective Rician Fading Channels

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1 Author(s)
Geraniotis, E. ; Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA

An accurate approximation is obtained for the average probability of error in an asynchronous binary direct-sequence spreadspectrum multiple-access communications system operating over nonselective and frequency-selective Rician fading channels. The approximation is based on the integration of the characteristic function of the multiple-access interference which now consists of specular and scatter components. For nonselective fading, the amount of computation required to evaluate this approximation grows linearly with the productKN, whereKis the number of simultaneous transmitters andNis the number of chips per bit. For frequency-selective fading, the computational effort grows linearly with the product KN2. The resulting probability of error is also compared with an approximation based on the signal-to-noise ratio. Numerical results are presented for specific chip waveforms and signature sequences.

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Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:34 ,  Issue: 8 )