A family of spread-sequences for CDMA system in a multipath fading channel

A Nallanathan*, SC Chan, TS Ng

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A new class of orthogonal code-division multiple access (CDMA) system is developed. The key characteristic of the system is that the data symbols are spreaded by a spread-sequence that is longer than the period of the symbol and hence overlapped with the neighboring symbols. Using this approach, temporal diversity is incorporated with other diversities. Due to the temporal diversity, the proposed CDMA system performs well in fading environment. In this paper, a method for designing such a spread-sequence using filter bank theory is presented. The length of the spread-sequence could be varied according to the requirement. Simulation results show that the proposed spread-sequence based system yields lower BER than the conventional gold codes based DS/CDMA system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1999 IEEE 49TH VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-3
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0-7803-5565-2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event49th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 99) - HOUSTON, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 May 199920 Jun 1999

Publication series

NameIEEE VTS Vehicular Technology Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1090-3038


Conference49th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 99)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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