Detection of spread-spectrum signals in a multi-user environment

Urbashi Mitra, H. Vincent Poor

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Motivated by a previous study of adaptive multi-user demodulators for Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum Multiple Access, detectors for spread-spectrum signals are investigated. Due to the prohibitive complexity of the locally optimum detector for such a stochastic multi-variate signal in impulsive channel noise, moderate complexity, distribution-free detectors are pursued. In particular, the differential SNRs (processing gain) of correlator based structures are determined. This performance measure is apt given the relatively low signal strength of spread digital signals. The numerical results (in the context of the prior investigation of adaptive multi-user demodulators) impel the development of a hybrid detector which is composed of linear and non-linear structures. The asymptotic normality of the test statistics under study is also examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1844-1847
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 20th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. Part 2 (of 5) - Detroit, MI, USA
Duration: May 9 1995May 12 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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