Unified Performance Analysis for Third-Generation CDMA Systems
Jatunov, Loran Aleksandrovich
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Analytic models for the performance of the forward link of 3G CDMA systems using different maximum ratio combining (MRC) RAKE finger weight assignments are presented. The spreading modulations under investigation are the balanced QPSK and the complex-spreading QPSK. The models are computationally efficient, accurate, and applicable to Root Raised Cosine (RRC) pulse shaping with any roll-off factor, variable processing gain, chip rate, and data rate for orthogonal codes, random codes, quasi-orthogonal codes, Gaussian noise, and realistic channel models. The expressions derived are then used to obtain the so-called orthogonality factor, which is commonly used in system-level simulations. Next, closed-form mathematical expressions for the variance due to infinite chips interfering in systems using arbitrary Nyquist pulses are derived. These expressions are applicable to both the forward link and the reverse link. For the latter, the existing knowledge on the accurate and efficient estimation of the performance of CDMA systems is extended by presenting closed mathematical expressions for bandlimited systems using arbitrary Nyquist pulses for both BPSK and Offset-QPSK (OQPSK) modulation. The impact of adjacent channel interference in bandlimited systems is subsequently considered. Finally, mathematical expressions for the accurate and efficient estimation of a CDMA system using RRC pulse-shaping and a RAKE receiver in the presence of multipath interference are presented.