Blind joint equalization and multiuser detection for DS-CDMA in unknown correlated noise

Xiaodong Wang, H. Vincent Poor

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The problem of blind demodulation of multiuser information symbols in an asynchronous multipath CDMA network in the presence of multiple-access interference (MAI), intersymbol interference (ISI), and ambient channel noise is considered. First, a discrete-time signal model for a multipath code-division multiple-acess channel is developed, based upon which several linear receiver structures are defined. Blind channel-estimation methods exploiting the orthogonality between the signal and noise subspaces are then discussed. In particular, channel estimation in the presence of unknown correlated noise is considered. It is assumed that the receiver employs two well-separated antennas, such that the noise is spatially uncorrelated. Two subspace methods for estimating the channel response are examined, based on, respectively, the singular value decomposition (SVD) and the canonical correlation decomposition (CCD) of the cross-correlation matrix of the signals received by the two antennas. Simulation results show that the CCD-based method substantially outperforms the SVD-based method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)886-895
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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