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An Efficient Code-Timing Estimator for DS-CDMA Systems over Resolvable Multipath Channels

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20052005:680571

Received: 31 July 2003

Published: 20 April 2005


We consider the problem of training-based code-timing estimation for the asynchronous direct-sequence code-division multiple-access (DS-CDMA) system. We propose a modified large-sample maximum-likelihood (MLSML) estimator that can be used for the code-timing estimation for the DS-CDMA systems over the resolvable multipath channels in closed form. Simulation results show that MLSML can be used to provide a high correct acquisition probability and a high estimation accuracy. Simulation results also show that MLSML can have very good near-far resistant capability due to employing a data model similar to that for adaptive array processing where strong interferences can be suppressed.

Keywords and phrases

DS-CDMA synchronization code timing multipath channels

Authors’ Affiliations

College of Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida


© Liu and Li 2005