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Decision feedback equalization for CDMA in indoor wireless communications

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3 Author(s)
Abdulrahman, M. ; Bell-Northern Res., Ottawa, Ont., Canada ; Sheikh, A.U.H. ; Falconer, D.D.

Commercial interest in Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) systems has risen dramatically in the last few years. It yields a potential increase in capacity over other access schemes, because it provides protection against interference, multipath, fading, and jamming. Recently, several interference cancellation schemes for CDMA have been proposed but they require information about all interfering active users or some channel parameters. The authors present an adaptive fractionally spaced decision feedback equalizer (DFE) for a CDMA system in an indoor wireless Rayleigh fading environment. This system only uses information about the desired user's spreading code and a training sequence. An analysis on the optimum performance of the DFE receiver shows the advantages of this system over others in terms of capacity improvements. A simulation of this system is also presented to study the convergence properties and implementation considerations of the DFE receiver. Effects on the performance because of sudden birth and death of users in the CDMA system and bit error rate performance of the DFE receiver is also presented

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Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 4 )