Comparative study of Pilot Symbol Assisted (PSA) beamforming techniques for (3G) WCDMA reverse link

N.S., Kamel and A.M., Ahmed Jad Elrab (2008) Comparative study of Pilot Symbol Assisted (PSA) beamforming techniques for (3G) WCDMA reverse link. In: International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering 2008, ICCCE08: Global Links for Human Development, 13 May 2008 through 15 May 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

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The uplink signal format of a Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) system which has been widely accepted as the air interface for the coming Third Generation (3G) cellular standard has been considered. The capacity of cellular system is limited by multipath fading and Multiple Access Interference (MAI). A beamformer-Rake receiver is a computationally feasible solution to allow temporal-spatial signal processing for effectively overcoming signal fading and MAI. In this paper, the performance of PSA beamformer-Rake receivers in the Geometrically Based Single Bounce (GBSB) circular channel with the uplink W-CDMA signal standard has been investigated. The Least Mean Square (LMS) and the Direct Matrix Inversion (DMI) as PSA-based beamforming techniques have been considered. Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC) coherent RAKE receiver with different number of fingers is considered for simulation. The performances of the aforementioned two PSA-based techniques are compared in terms of BER against number of users in the following scenarios: antenna elements, RAKE fingers, and beamforming algorithms. ©2008 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antenna accessories; Antennas; Beamforming; Code division multiple access; Codes (symbols); Communication channels (information theory); Multiple access interference; Peeling; Radio interference; Signal processing; Standards; Technology; Air interface; Antenna elements; Beam formers; Beam forming algorithms; Beam-forming techniques; Beamformer-rake; Cellular systems; Coherent rake; Communication engineering; Comparative studies; Direct matrix inversion; Feasible solutions; Human developments; International conferences; Least-mean-square; Maximal-ratio combining; MMSE; Multi-path; Number of fingers; Pilot-symbol-assisted; PSA beamforming; RAKE fingers; Rake receivers; Reverse Link; Signal fading; Third Generation; WCDMA; Wide-band code division multiple access; Signal receivers
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Nidal Kamel
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2010 01:59
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:26

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