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The authors studied bit-error rate (BER) performance of asynchronous band-limited direct-sequence code-division multiple-access (DS-CDMA) systems with various diversity-combining receivers over Generalised-K fading channels. The effects of band-limited pulse shapes, multitone jamming, multiple-access interference as well as both flat and frequency-selective fading are considered. The Generalised-K model is adopted in order to include the effects of shadowing and fading of a wireless channel. The authors consider binary phase-shift keying as the modulation technique. The analytical expressions are valid for any arbitrary value of Generalised-K distribution parameters. Two types of band-limited pulses, namely spectrum raised cosine and Beaulieu-Tan-Damen (BTD) pulses, are incorporated in the analysis. Numerical results show that the system with BTD pulse outperforms the one with SRC pulse for various diversity-combining receivers under various channel conditions. Furthermore, by incorporating a minimum mean-square error stage in the multipath diversity receiver, the BER performance can be further improved.
Date of Publication: September 2009