A DS-CDMA (Direct Sequence-Coded Division Multiple Access) system has maximum spectral efficiency if the system is fully loaded (i.e., the number of users is equal to the spreading factor) and we employ signals with bandwidth equal to the chip rate. However, due to implementation constraints we need to employ signals with higher bandwidth, decreasing the system's spectral efficiency. In this paper we consider prefix-assisted DS-CDMA systems with bandwidth that can be significantly above the chip rate. To allow high spectral efficiency we consider highly overloaded systems where the number of users can be twice the spreading factor or even more. To cope with the strong interference levels we present an iterative frequency-domain receiver that takes full advantage of the total bandwidth of the transmitted signals. Our performance results show that the proposed receiver can have excellent performance, even for highly overloaded systems. Moreover, the overall system performance can be close to the maximum theoretical spectral efficiency, even with transmitted signals that have bandwidth significantly above the chip rate.
|Title of host publication||IEEE VTS Vehicular Technology Conference Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|
|Event||74th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …
|Conference||74th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC)|
|Period||1/01/11 → …|