Experimental evaluation of coherent rake receiver for broadband DS-CDMA mobile radio

Takehiro Ikeda, Koichi Okawa, Mamoru Sawahashi, Fumiyuki Adachi

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This paper experimentally evaluates the bit error rate (BER) performance of single-carrier broadband DS-CDMA (B-CDMA) access scheme using a 100 MHz bandwidth in multipath fading channels. The achievable information bit rate is 20.36 (2.5) Mbps when the spreading factor (SF) is SF=4 (32). In order to achieve a high data-rate transmission with high quality (i.e., average BER is below 10-6), we apply pilot symbol-assisted coherent Rake receiving with a large number of Rake fingers (maximum number of Rake fingers is SFx2), 2-branch antenna diversity reception, convolutional coding, and signal-to-interference power ratio (SIR) measurement-based fast closed-loop transmit power control (TPC). Experimental results show that the average BER of 10-6 of 20.36 (2.5) Mbps transmission is achieved at the required average transmit Eb/N0 of approximately 6.7 (5.0) dB when the number of multipaths is L=2 and the maximum fading Doppler frequency is fD = 20 Hz. We also show that the Rake path diversity effectively works in a broadband propagation channel where many resolvable paths (such as 12 paths) are observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1849-1853
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventVTC2000: 51st Vehicular Technology Conference 'Shaping History Through Mobile Technologies' - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: 2000 May 152000 May 18


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