MMSE Interference Suppression for Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum CDMA

Upamanyu Madhow, Michael L. Honig

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We consider interference suppression for direct sequence spread-spectrum code-division multiple-access (CDMA) systems using the minimum mean squared error (MMSE) performance criterion. The conventional matched filter receiver suffers from the near-far problem, and requires strict power control (typically involving feedback from receiver to transmitter) for acceptable performance. Multiuser detection schemes previously proposed mitigate the near-far problem, but are complex and require explicit knowledge or estimates of the interference parameters. In this paper, we present and analyze several new MMSE interference suppression schemes, which have the advantage of being near-far resistant (to varying degrees, depending on their complexity), and can be implemented adaptively when interference parameters are unknown and/or time-varying. Numerical results are provided that show that these schemes offer significant performance gains relative to the matched filter receiver. We conclude that MMSE detectors can alleviate the need for stringent power control in CDMA systems, and may be a practical alternative to the matched filter receiver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3178-3188
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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