Performance of MC-CDMA systems in non-independent rayleigh fading

Junhyun Park, Jooeung Kim, Sooyong Choi, Namsin Cho, Daesik Hong

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In this paper, the average bit error probability of an uplink Multi-Carrier Code Division Multiple Access (MC-CDMA) system using maximal-ratio combiner(MRC) is derived for a frequency-selective slow fading channel. In contrast to a conventional multicarrier channel model in which the subcarriers experience independent subchannels, the subcarriers in MC-CDMA system undergo the correlated fading channel in a general tapped-delay line (TDL) model with variable channel parameters. Numerical results will be shown based on the derived result, to show that conventional multicarrier channels tend to overemphasize the performance of an MC-CDMA system!

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-510
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Funding Information:
‘This paper is partially supported by Hyundai Elec. Co. Ltd..

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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