Performance Analysis for an MC-CDMA System over Single- and Multiple-Cell Environments in Correlated-Nakagami-m Fading

Joy Iong-Zong CHEN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E90-B   No.7   pp.1713-1724
Publication Date: 2007/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e90-b.7.1713
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
MC-CDMA,  generalized Laguerre polynomial,  multiple-cell,  correlated-Nakagami-m,  

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This paper investigates system performance for an MC-CDMA (multi-carrier coded-division multiple-access) system, in which an operating environment with both single-cell and multiple-cell configurations and correlated-Nakagami-m statistics for fading channels are adopted. It is worthwhile noting that applying the joint characteristic function to determine the jpdf (joint probability density function) with a generalized Laguerre polynomial yields a simpler method. The traditional difficult methods for explicitly obtaining the jpdf are avoided for the sake of simplification. Some new closed-form formulas for average BER (bit-error rate) with statistical calculation of MAI (multiple-access interference) for MC-CDMA system operation in multi-cell environments were obtained in this study. For achieving accuracy in the derived formulas, an example of an MC-CDMA system with a dual-receiver branch operating in a multiple-cell structure with 12 surrounding cells is presented.