Ubiquitous Antenna System for Joint Detection of COFDM Signals

Shutai OKAMURA  Minoru OKADA  Shozo KOMAKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E85-A   No.7   pp.1685-1692
Publication Date: 2002/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Multi-dimensional Mobile Information Networks)
ubiquitous antenna system,  radio-on-fiber,  COFDM,  joint detection,  

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In this paper, we propose a new coded orthogonal frequency division multiplex (COFDM)-based ubiquitous antenna system, which is composed of multiple radio base stations (RBSs) deployed over the service area and Radio-on-Fiber (RoF) link that connects RBSs to the central control station (CCS). The proposed system is capable of receiving multiple mobile terminals simultaneously operating at the same frequency by making effective use of joint detection. However, the propagation delay due to the RoF link could be a major problem for realizing the ubiquitous antenna system. In order to overcome this delay problem, we assume that the guard interval of COFDM is longer than the delay difference. Furthermore, in order to improve BER performance in a multipath Rayleigh fading channel, we also propose the MSE normalization scheme followed by the use of an MMSE-based joint detector. Computer simulation results show that the proposed system can improve the frequency utilization efficiency of the broadband wireless access system.