Reduced-dimension blind space-time 2-D rake receivers for DS-CDMA communication systems

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Blind space-time RAKE receivers for classical DS-CDMA that cancel strong multiuser access interference while optimally combining the desired user's multipath are presented. The delay spread is assumed to be fraction of a symbol interval as in the IS-95 CDMA standard. The post-correlation symbol interval is segmented into that which encompasses the RAKE fingers and that away from the RAKE fingers. The signal-plus-interference and interference-alone space-time correlation matrices are estimated during the former and latter, respectively. Reduced-dimension space-time RAKE receivers are investigated for alleviation of the computational burden of computing the largest generalized eigenvector of the resulting matrix pencil. Theoretical analysis and supporting simulations reveal that if the space and time compressing transformations are designed judiciously, reduced-dimension two-dimensional (2-D) RAKE receivers offer faster convergence at the expense of only a slight loss in asymptotic signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) relative to the full-dimension space-time RAKE receiver. Applications to the IS-95 uplink are also presented along with supporting simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1521-1536
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2000


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