Multi-User Detection in Multicarrier-CDMA

Authors: R. Böhnke, V. Kühn, K.-D. Kammeyer
Abstract: The upcoming third generation mobile radio system in Europe is based on UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Standard). In order to supply access to a common transmission channel for several users, UMTS incorporates Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA). Besides a lot of practical advantages, CDMA suffers from multi-user interference limiting spectral efficiency dramatically. However, bandwidth is a very valuable resource and should be used as efficiently as possible. One appropriate mean to increase spectral efficiency of CDMA systems is multi-user detection. This paper gives an overview of different multi-user detection techniques and compares them with the conventional single-user detection including channel coding. Specifically, linear as well as nonlinear multi-user detectors are considered. Efficient realizations of linear detectors are presented and extended to improved nonlinear techniques. It is shown that nonlinear MUD including channel decoding can achieve a spectral efficiency twice as high as that of the well-known GSM standard (Global System for Mobile Communications) employing TDMA and FDMA.
Document type: Journal Paper
Publication: November 2002
Journal: elektrotechnik und informationstechnik (e&i)
Pages: 395-402
Volume: 119
Number: 11
Index: 203
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