Application of Successive Interference Cancellation to a Packet-Recognition/Code-Acquisition Scheme in CDMA Unslotted ALOHA Systems

Yukihiro TADOKORO  Hiraku OKADA  Takaya YAMAZATO  Masaaki KATAYAMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E88-A   No.6   pp.1605-1612
Publication Date: 2005/06/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e88-a.6.1605
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
CDMA Unslotted ALOHA,  successive interference cancellation,  throughput,  packet recognition,  code acquisition,  

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Packet-recognition/code-acquisition (PR/CA) is one of the most important issues in packet communication systems. In a CDMA Unslotted ALOHA system, Multiple Access Interference (MAI) may bring about errors in PR/CA. The MAI mainly stems from already recognized packets and newly arriving packets under the execution of PR/CA. This characteristic of asynchronous transmission in CDMA U-ALOHA systems implies that only one or a few packets arrive at the receiver within a short interval of a execution. Furthermore, newly arriving packets are recognized and code-acquired by using a short preamble part. Consequently, the MAI from the packets under the execution of the PR/CA will be small. Focusing on that point, this paper proposes applying the IC scheme in order to suppress the MAI from the already recognized and code-acquired packets. A performance evaluation demonstrates that such an application is valid due to the small amount of MAI from the packets under the execution of PR/CA. In addition, we demonstrates that the scheme reduces false recognition rather than mis-recognition. Such a scheme improves the performance of not only PR/CA, but also the throughput.