Block precoding for MUI/ISI-resilient generalized multicarrier CDMA with multirate capabilities

Zhengdao Wang, Georgios B. Giannakis

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Abstract

Potential increase in capacity along with the need to provide multimedia services and cope with multiuser interference (MUI) and intersymbol interference (ISI) arising due to wireless multipath propagation, motivate well multirate wideband code-division multiple-access (CDMA) systems. Unlike most existing continuous-time symbol-periodic and multipath-free studies, the present paper develops an all-digital block-precoded filter-bank framework capable of encompassing single- or multirate transceivers for asynchronous or quasi-synchronous CDMA transmissions through multipath channels. Thanks to symbol blocking and through appropriate design of user codes, the resulting generalized multicarrier (GMC) CDMA system not only subsumes known multicarrier CDMA variants, but also equips them with flexible multirate capabilities. It is computationally simple, and guarantees symbol recovery regardless of the (possibly unknown) FIR multipath channels in both downlink and uplink setups. Simulations corroborate that the novel GMC-CDMA system outperforms existing multirate alternatives in the presence of asynchronism and multipath, and illustrate the feasibility of recovering blindly multirate transmissions received through unknown frequency-selective channels in the uplink. Performance of GMC-CDMA system in UMTS channels is also simulated and compared with existing multirate schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2016-2027
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Volume49
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2001

Keywords

  • Blind equalization
  • Multicarrier transmission
  • Multicode
  • Multipath fading channels
  • Multirate CDMA
  • Variable spreading length

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