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Analysis of a Combined Antenna Arrays and Reverse-Link Synchronous DS-CDMA System over Multipath Rician Fading Channels

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20052005:815043

  • Received: 19 May 2004
  • Published:


We present the BER analysis of antenna array (AA) receiver in reverse-link asynchronous multipath Rician channels and analyze the performance of an improved AA system which applies a reverse-link synchronous transmission technique (RLSTT) in order to effectively make a better estimation of covariance matrices at a beamformer-RAKE receiver. In this work, we provide a comprehensive analysis of user capacity which reflects several important factors such as the ratio of the specular component power to the Rayleigh fading power, the shape of multipath intensity profile, and the number of antennas. Theoretical analysis demonstrates that for the case of a strong specular path's power or for a high decay factor, the employment of RLSTT along with AA has the potential of improving the achievable capacity by an order of magnitude.


  • antenna arrays
  • reverse-link synchronous DS-CDMA
  • multipath Rician fading channel

Authors’ Affiliations

Communication Systems Lab, School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Yonsei University, 134 Sinchon-Dong, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul, 120-749, Korea
System Development Team, Telecommunication Systems Division, Telecommunication Network, Samsung Electronics, 416 Moetan-3Dong, Suwon-City, Gyeonggi-do, 442-600, Korea


© Kim and Whang 2005

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