Performance of Multi-Carrier CDMA with base station antenna arrays in fading channels

Qingjiang Tian, Khaled Ben Letaief

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Multi-Carrier Code Division Multiple Access (MC-CDMA) scheme with base station antenna arrays has the potential of being an appropriate candidate for the next generation mobile and wireless personal communication systems due to its high system capacity. In this paper, the reverse link performance of a MC-CDMA system along with base station antenna arrays employing three combining schemes: EGC, MRC and MMSEC in Rayleigh fading channel environments is analyzed and compared. Simulation results and analysis results are also presented and compared. It is shown that MRC can improve system performance significantly over EGC in the given channel while MMSEC just gives a little performance improvement over MRC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1498-1502
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
EventVTC2000: 51st Vehicular Technology Conference 'Shaping History Through Mobile Technologies' - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: 15 May 200018 May 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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