Multiuser detection in impulsive channels

H. Vincent Poor, Mario Tanda

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The present paper deals with the problem of data detection in direct-sequence code-division multiple-access (CDMA) systems with non-Gaussian ambient noise. This issue arises in practical situations because many physical channels in which multiple-access communications is applied are known to be decidedly non-Gaussian, due largely to impulsive phenomena. (Such channels include urban and indoor radio channels, and underwater acoustic-modem channels). The optimum multiuser detector for the additive noise channel model is derived, and several suboptimal multiuser detectors are proposed. Moreover, for performance comparison purposes the robust multiuser detector, recently proposed in the literature, is also considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-400
Number of pages9
JournalAnnales des Telecommunications/Annals of Telecommunications
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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