Performance of frequency-hopping multicarrier CDMA on an uplink with correlated Rayleigh fading

TitlePerformance of frequency-hopping multicarrier CDMA on an uplink with correlated Rayleigh fading
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsElkashlan, M., and C. Leung
Conference NameGlobal Telecommunications Conference, 2003. GLOBECOM '03. IEEE
Pagination3407 - 3411 vol.6
Date Publisheddec.
Keywordsbit error rate, broadband networks, broadband wireless networks, code division multiple access, code division multiple-access system, correlated channel model, error statistics, frequency hop communication, frequency-hopping multicarrier CDMA system, frequency-selective slow fading channels, radio links, radio networks, Rayleigh channels, Rayleigh fading channel, tapped delay line

This paper examines the bit error rate (BER) performance of a frequency-hopping multicarrier code division multiple-access (FH-MC-CDMA) system in frequency-selective slow fading channels. The performance of FH-MC-CDMA is compared to that of MC-CDMA on an uplink with a tapped delay line (TDL) correlated channel model. FH-MC-CDMA with performance enhancement techniques is proposed as an access technique for future generation broadband wireless networks. It is found that FH-MC-CDMA generally has a much better performance than conventional frequency hopping. In addition, the performance of FH-MC-CDMA with a much smaller number of subcarriers may outperform that of MC-CDMA.


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