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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

Performance of Reverse-Link Synchronous DS-CDMA System on a Frequency-Selective Multipath Fading Channel with Imperfect Power Control

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20022002:181597

  • Received: 28 July 2001
  • Published:


We analyze the performance for reverse-link synchronous DS-CDMA system in a frequency-selective Rayleigh fading channel with an imperfect power control scheme. The performance degradation due to power control error (PCE), which is approximated by a log-normally distributed random variable, is estimated as a function of the standard deviation of the PCE. In addition, we investigate the impacts of the multipath intensity profile (MIP) shape and the number of resolvable paths on the performance. Finally, the coded bit error performance is evaluated in order to estimate the system capacity. Comparing with the conventional CDMA system, we show an achievable gain of from 59% to 23% for reverse-link synchronous transmission technique (RLSTT) in the presence of imperfect power control over asynchronous transmission for . As well, the effect of tradeoff between orthogonality and diversity can be seen according to the number of multipaths, and the tendency is kept even in the presence of PCE. We conclude that the capacity can be further improved via the RLSTT, because the DS-CDMA system is very sensitive to power control imperfections.


  • reverse link synchronous transmission technique
  • frequency-selective multipath fading
  • imperfect power control

Authors’ Affiliations

Standardization & System Research Group, UMTS System Research Laboratory, LG Electronics, 533 Hogye-dong, Dongan-gu, Anyang-shi, Kyungki-do, Korea
Information & Communication Engineering, Inha University, 253 Yonghyun-dong, Nam-gu, Inchon, Korea


© Hwang and Kim 2002