Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 1996

Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Zoran Siveski

Second Advisor

Ali N. Akansu

Third Advisor

Nirwan Ansari


The goal of this work is the development of a, wireless communication system simulator. The simulator has been developed primarily to aid in the studies of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital cellular systems. We begin by introducing the fundamentals of spread spectrum communications and the motivation for this work. We then take a detailed look at CDMA systems and their structure. We then verify the accuracy of the simulator by using it to simulate some familiar system scenarios. We end this work by presenting conclusions and suggestions for further work.