Analysis of DS-CDMA parallel interference cancellation with phase and timing errors

R. Michael Buehrer, Ashish Kaul, Stavros Striglis, Brian D. Woerner

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We consider the use of multistage parallel interference cancellation at the base station of a code-division multiple-access (CDMA) wireless system. Previous work in this area has demonstrated the potential for significant improvements in capacity and near-far resistance. However, most previous work has assumed perfect synchronization with the signals of interest. Practical systems will experience phase jitter and timing errors. We undertake an analysis of the effects of phase and timing errors, obtaining a closed form result for bit-error rate (BER) performance after an arbitrary number of stages of cancellation in an additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel. This result is shown to agree well with simulations. Simulation results are also presented for the important case of frequency selective Rayleigh fading. The results from both analysis and simulations demonstrate that interference cancellation is fairly robust to phase and timing errors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1522-1534
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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