Joint Carrier Distribution and Frequency Hopping Scheme for Improving the BER Performance in PB/MC-CDMA Systems

Kyujin LEE
Kyesan LEE

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B    No.10    pp.3270-3273
Publication Date: 2009/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.3270
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
PB/MC-CDMA,  JDFH (joint carrier distribution and frequency hopping),  interference,  carrier distribution,  frequency interleaving,  

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In this paper, we propose a novel frequency-hopping scheme in order to improve the BER (Bit Error Rate) performance of the Partial Block MC-CDMA (PB/MC-CDMA) system. The joint carrier distribution and frequency hopping (JDFH) scheme achieves the optimal frequency diversity gain while avoiding interference. By contrast, the conventional FH scheme only avoids interference, and the frequency interleaving scheme achieves only frequency diversity. The JDFH scheme thus performs better than conventional schemes, such as carrier FH, block FH, or frequency interleaving. Through computer simulations, we confirmed the superior performance of the PB/MC-CDMA system when using the JDFH scheme.