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Optimal Power Distribution Control for Multicode MC-CDMA with Zero-Forcing Successive Interference Cancellation

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Multicarrier CDMA (MC-CDMA) has become a promising candidate for future wireless multimedia communications for its robustness to frequency-selective fading and its flexibility for handling multiple data rates. Among different multirate access schemes, multicode MC-CDMA is attractive for its high performance, good flexibility in rate matching, and low complexity. However, its performance is limited by self-interference (SI) and multiuser interference (MUI). In this paper a zero-forcing successive interference cancellation (ZF-SIC) receiver is used to mitigate this problem for multicode MC-CDMA. Furthermore, optimal power distribution control (PDC), which minimizes each user's bit error rate (BER), is considered. Our results show that, in correlated Rayleigh fading channels, the ZF-SIC receiver integrated with the optimal PDC dramatically improves the performance of the multicode MC-CDMA system in comparison to other receivers proposed in the literature. Moreover, the optimal PDC significantly outperforms the PDC based on equal BER criterion, particularly under a short-term transmit power constraint.

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Tan, M., Ibars, C. & Bar-Ness, Y. Optimal Power Distribution Control for Multicode MC-CDMA with Zero-Forcing Successive Interference Cancellation. EURASIP J. Adv. Signal Process. 2005, 906270 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1155/ASP.2005.718

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Keywords and phrases

  • multicode
  • multicarrier CDMA
  • zero-forcing
  • successive interference cancellation
  • power distribution control