Acquisition Performance of a DS/CDMA System in a Mobile Satellite Environment

Jin Young KIM  Jae Hong LEE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E80-B   No.1   pp.40-48
Publication Date: 1997/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Advances in Satellite Communications toward Multimedia Era)
Category: Modem and Coding
acquisition,  DS/CDMA,  mobile satellite,  power control error,  

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This paper evaluate the performance of a PN (pseudonoise) code acquisition for a direct-sequence/code-division-multiple-access (DS/CDMA) system in a mobile satellite environment. The acquisition scheme considered consists of a parallel matched-filter and a FFT processor. The uplink of mobile satellite channel is modeled as shadowed Rayleigh fading channel. The effects of power control error and shadowing are considered in the analysis of acquisition performance. It is shown that the power control error causes acquisition to be slower than the case of perfect power control, and for high SNR/chip, the effect of power control error becomes less significant. It is also shown that the case with heavy shadowing takes longer time to achieve acquisition than that with light shadowing. For the subinterval-based PN code search, the parallel MF scheme is thought to be more appropriate than the serial MF scheme at the cost of complexity. The analysis in the paper can be applied to the uplink of a DS/CDMA system for packet-type services in a mobile satellite channel.