Online SNR and Fading Parameter Estimation for Parallel Combinatorial SS Systems in Nakagami Fading Channels

Kazuyuki UENAGA  Shigenobu SASAKI  Ken-ichi TAKIZAWA  Jie ZHOU  Shogo MURAMATSU  Hisakazu KIKUCHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E87-A   No.6   pp.1495-1499
Publication Date: 2004/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Papers Selected from 2003 International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC 2003))
spread spectrum,  multicode systems,  online SNR estimation,  Nakagami fading,  

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This letter discusses the performance of online SNR estimation including fading parameter estimation for parallel combinatorial SS (PC/SS) systems. The PC/SS systems are partial-code-parallel multicode SS systems, which have high-rate data transmission capability. Nakagami-m distribution is assumed as fading channel model to cover a wide range of fading conditions. The SNR and fading parameter estimation considered in this letter is based on only a statistical ratio of correlator outputs at the receiver. Numerical results show that SNR estimation performance with fading parameter estimation is close to the one in the case of perfect fading parameter information, if the number of transmitting PN codes is less than a half of assigned PN codes.