Blind code timing and carrier offset estimation for DS-CDMA systems

Khaled Amleh, Hongbin Li

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In this paper, we consider the problem of joint carrier offset and code timing estimation for CDMA (code division multiple access) systems. In contrast to most existing schemes which require multi-dimensional search over the parameter space, we propose a blind estimator that solves the joint estimation problem algebraically. By exploiting the noise subspace of the covariance matrix of the received data, the multiuser estimation is decoupled into parallel estimations of individual users, which makes computations efficient. The proposed estimator is non-iterative and near-far resistant. It can deal with frequency-selective and time-varying channels. The performance of the proposed scheme is illustrated by some computer simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-603
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Conference on Accoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Apr 6 2003Apr 10 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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