Date of Award

Spring 5-31-2005

Document Type


Degree Name

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


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Ali N. Akansu

Second Advisor

Alexander Haimovich

Third Advisor

Yun Q. Shi


Multi-user codes are a widely used in transmitting user data from base station to mobile station and vice versa. In wireless communications a signal received by a mobile station goes through different fading channels resulting. These multi-paths add constructively and destructively with different delays and attenuation at the mobile station. The autocorrelation and cross correlation properties of the Multi-user codes play a significant role in extracting the user data from the signal corrupted by multipath fading channel.

The thesis presents a comparison of different Multi-user codes based on their autocorrelation and cross correlation properties. These codes are passed through a multipath fading models and their performance is evaluated based on the Bit Error Rate (BER). The performance for the Multi-user codes is compared both in synchronous and asynchronous mode of transmission to the base station. The model used for simulating multipath fading channel is Clark model.