A novel architecture of single-carrier block transmission DS-CDMA

Ming Xian Chang, Chou Chang Yang

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Single-carrier (SC) block transmission [1][2] is an efficient scheme in multipath channels. With frequency-domain equalization, SC block transmission avoids complex time-domain equalization. There are also several systems proposed that combine SC-FDE with code-division multiple access (CDMA). However, unlike conventional direct-sequence (DS) CDMA, the present CDMA systems with FDE may be not suitable for asynchronous users, for lack of a signal model that could suitably express the despread signal in frequency domain. In this paper, we propose a novel architecture of SC block transmission DS-CDMA that can be applied for asynchronous users. A new signal model is derived that represents spreading, channel effect, and despreading as a series of circular convolutions. This signal model helps in deriving a new frequency-domain minimum mean-square error (MMSE) equalization algorithm for SC block transmission CDMA. Based on the proposed signal model, we also propose a simple channel estimation algorithm. Our architecture and signal model can be applied for further development of multi-user detection algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE 64th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-2006 Fall
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2006 IEEE 64th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-2006 Fall - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 2006 Sep 252006 Sep 28

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Other2006 IEEE 64th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-2006 Fall
CityMontreal, QC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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