Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum Demodulator Using Block Signal Processing

Akihiro KAJIWARA  Masao NAKAGAWA  Masafumi HAGIWARA  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E74-B   No.5   pp.1108-1114
Publication Date: 1991/05/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Its Applications)
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This paper shows a Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum (SS-DS) demodulator using block signal processing. One of the difficulties in applying SS-DS techniques to the packet radio network is that each packet needs a long initial-acquisition time for despreading. The acquisition time causes the large degradation of the data transmission efficiency. Our proposed SS-DS demodulator uses the block signal processing, unlike the conventional SS-DS demodulators using real time signal processing. Received signal demodulated quasi-coherently is once stored in memory, and after extracting matched-pulse timing and estimating carrier offset, the signal is demodulated. Incoming data, therefore, are all demodulated without being lost by the initial-acquisition time, and our proposed SS-DS demodulator can provide the higher data transmission efficiency.