Finite-data-record performance/breakdown analysis of the "blind" space-time DS-CDMA rake-receiver of Wong-Lok-Lehnert-Zoltowski

Petr Tichavský, Kainam Thomas Wong

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Herein presented is a finite-data-record performance analysis of a "blind" space-time rake-receiver algorithm previously proposed by Wong, Lok, Lehnert & Zoltowski (WLLZ) [4] for uplink DS-CDMA cellular radiowave wireless communications using only single-user-type "conventional" detectors. Derived are two approximations of the detector's finitesample mean output-SINR. This analysis reveals how the output-SINR depends on the multi-user access cellular system's various system parameters, and the fading-channel's delay spread and temporal variability. Simulations confirm this analysis' validity, except when the detector breaks down in certain small-sample-support situations. Such breakdown is further shown to be alleviated by overlapping time-segments in the estimation of the covariance matrix of the interference-plus-noise delay-segments of the despread signal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3302-3306
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 International Conference on Communications (ICC 2003) - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: 11 May 200315 May 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology


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