Interference Rejection Weight Control for Pilot Symbol-Assisted Coherent Multistage Interference Canceller Using Recursive Channel Estimation in DS-CDMA Mobile Radio

Mamoru SAWAHASHI  Hidehiro ANDOH  Kenichi HIGUCHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E81-A       pp.957-972
Publication Date: 1998/05/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Category: Spread Spectrum Technologies and Applications
mobile radio communication,  DS-CDMA,  interference canceller,  pilot symbol,  channel estimation,  

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To further increase the capacity of the DS-CDMA reverse-link, this paper investigates the effectiveness of interference rejection weight control (IRWC) for the pilot symbol-assisted coherent multistage interference canceller (PSA-COMSIC) using recursive channel estimation (RCE). First, a bit error rate (BER) expression of the serial (successive) and parallel type hard decision multistage interference canceller (MSIC) with IRWC using Gaussian approximation for multiple access interference (MAI) are presented for no fading channels. It is theoretically shown that IRWC is effective in mitigating the interference replica generation error in hard decision MSIC. Next, the BER performance of PSA-COMSIC using IRWC in a multipath Rayleigh fading channel when channel coding is applied is evaluated by computer simulations. The BER performance and capacity are evaluated not only for the conventional serial and parallel types but also for serial/parallel (S/P) hybrid type and non-linear/linear (N/L) hybrid type schemes, both of which are effective in significantly reducing the demodulation processing delay. The simulation results demonstrate that, in interference-limited channels where the back ground noise is negligible, the capacity of serial type PSA-COMSIC using IRWC is about 10% higher than that without IRWC. It is also found that if we can accept a slight capacity degradation compared to the serial type PSA-COMSIC, S/P hybrid schemes are effective in reducing the demodulation processing delay.