A Modified Sequential Acquisition Scheme in Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum Communications over a Fading Channel

Jia-Chin LIN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E83-B   No.10   pp.2442-2446
Publication Date: 2000/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Transmission Systems and Transmission Equipment
SPRT,  acquisition,  DS/SS,  

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A modified sequential acquisition scheme is proposed in this letter to avoid the significant high error probabilities (false alarm and missing probabilities) occurring with the conventional sequential acquisition scheme in direct-sequence spread-spectrum systems while a high frequency offset is present. A new estimator of Ek/N0 is also designed to effectively solve the problems caused by the channel fading effects. Extensive computer simulation results have indicated that the proposed technique can achieve the desired low error probabilities, and furthermore its performance is very close to that with the perfect channel estimation.