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.
|Number of pages
|Annales des Telecommunications/Annals of Telecommunications
|Published - Jul 1999
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering