DS-CDMA System with Symbol Ranking Type Interference Canceller (SRIC)

Mitsuru UESUGI
Osamu KATO
Koichi HOMMA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E81-B    No.7    pp.1401-1408
Publication Date: 1998/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Third Generation Land Mobile Communication Systems)
CDMA,  interference canceller,  FPLMTS,  capacity,  amount of operation,  

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The Future Public Land Mobile Telecommunication Systems (FPLMTS) standards have made it quite clear that in the near future, the capability in doing wireless data transmission will become necessary in order to make the tether-free use of multimedia applications possible. CDMA is considered the most appropriate and probable radio access method of FPLMTS for its high capacity and flexibility in accommodation of multimedia and variable rate users. In order to further increase the capacity of CDMA system, several techniques have been studied and proposed such as an interference canceller and adaptive array antenna. We propose the novel multi-user detection type interference cancellation technique named SRIC (Symbol Ranking type IC) in this paper. SRIC is very feasible for its small amount of operation compared with other multi-user detection type ICs and can be added to a base station with slight alteration according to the requirement of higher capacity. The performance of SRIC depends on the method of calculating the likelihood. We studied three methods. In order to reduce the operations, we tried to propose two more methods. We confirmed that SRIC can make the system capacity about three times greater than that of a conventional RAKE receiver. We also confirmed that SRIC can be reduce its operations very much at some sacrifice of their performance. There are nine variants of SRIC, which have a trade off between performance and amount of operation. We can choose one of them which is most fit to our requirement. The first operation of SRIC is common with that of a conventional RAKE receiver. Therefore, SRIC can be introduced to conventional systems afterwards by inserting the interference canceller block which functions replica generation, removal, and ranking between output of a RAKE receiver and FEC decoder.