SS-CDMA Flexible Wireless Network: Implementation of Approximately Synchronized CDMA Modem for Uplink

Suguru KAMEDA  Kouichi TAKAHASHI  Hiroyuki NAKASE  Kazuo TSUBOUCHI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E85-A   No.3   pp.694-702
Publication Date: 2002/03/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Spread Spectrum Technologies and Applications
Keyword: 
low-cost consumer cellular network,  2.4 GHz ISM band,  uplink,  approximately synchronized CDMA,  surface-acoustic-wave convolver,  

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Summary: 
We have proposed an intracell uplink of a spread-spectrum code-division multiple-access (SS-CDMA) flexible wireless network based on approximately synchronized (AS) CDMA. Since the AS-CDMA has no co-channel interference, complicated transmission power control (TPC) is not required. A modem of the AS-CDMA has been designed and implemented for the Japanese 2.4 GHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) band. Using the implemented modem, the degradation of Eb/N0 from the theoretical limit is 1.0 dB at a bit error rate (BER) of 10-3. Under 2-user environment, the degradation of carrier-to-noise ratio (CNR) is 0.5 dB at a BER of 10-3 when the desired-to-undesired signal ratio (DUR) is -20.3 dB. We have evaluated BER performances in cases of varying carrier frequency offset and median DUR with computer simulation. Under 8-user environment, at the carrier frequency offset of 0.3 ppm, the BER with the DUR of -16 dB is found to be 10-3. Using the AS-CDMA with a 4-step open-loop TPC technique, the design of intracell uplink is available.