Complementary Coded CDMA Systems with CP-Free OFDM

Xiang Wang, Xiqing Liu, Hsiao Hwa Chen, Weixiao Meng

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In a frequency division complementary coded CDMA (FD-CC-CDMA) system, multiple tuners have to be used for multi-carrier modulation, which has a very high complexity and power consumption. In this paper, we propose a CP-free OFDM scheme to implement multi-carrier modulation in an FD-CC-CDMA system, which is named as CP-free OFDM-CC-CDMA system. The transmitter in the CP-free OFDM-CC-CDMA system offers a unique flexibility to adjust the amount of data processed at the same time to ensure that the OFDM block size exceeds the delay spread of a multipath channel, which attributes to effective mitigation of multipath induced inter-symbol interference (ISI). At the receiver of a CP-free OFDM-CC-CDMA system, minimum mean square error (MMSE) equalization and MMSE combining are used to mitigate multi-user interference (MUI) and inter-carrier interference (ICI). The obtained results show that a CP-free OFDM-CC-CDMA system offers a much higher transmission efficiency than FD-CC-CDMA and OFDM-DS-CDMA systems. In addition, the proposed CP-free OFDM-CC-CDMA system outperforms OFDM-DS-CDMA system in terms of bit error rate due to its inherent powerful diversity gain.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9153175
Pages (from-to)11515-11528
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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