Date of Award
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
A multiuser detector in an asynchronous, additive white Gaussian noise, codedivision multipleaccess (CDMA) channel is proposed and analyzed. It employs a combination of a decorrelator and a nonlinear multiuser interference canceler that utilizes soft tentative decisions. The weights of the canceler are adaptively adjusted, in a manner that renders the knowledge of received signal energies and the use of training sequences unnecessary. The steady state error performance of the detector is obtained and found to be superior to the performance of the same detector that utilizes hard tentative decisions.
Viehofer, Frank, "Soft decision adaptive multiuser CDMA detector for asynchronous AWGN channels" (1994). Theses. 1153.