Performance of MC-CDMA with pilot code and blind equalization algorithm
advance the state of the art of mobile wireless communications technology. For
example, some techniques are applied to overcome the problem of multipath caused
by the mobile environment. Multipath produces replicas of the wanted signal which
arrive at the receiver with different time delays. If not dealt with properly, this
environment will greatly deteriorate the quality of the wanted signal. The so-called
multiuser feature of many wireless communication systems will also add some
interference to the signal of interest.
This thesis makes an attempt to improve the performance of wireless
communication systems that use either pilot-based or blind equalization techniques
to obtain channel side information. Specifically, these techniques are concerned with
the estimation of multipath parameters in order to improve system performance. By
inserting some pre-defined code which is called a pilot code on each pre-defined
segment of a data block, we can recover the signal by pilot-based methods. Using an
adaptive method, some knowledge of the channel characteristics and input source,
we can achieve acceptable error rate using blind equalization as an alternate solution to pilot-based. Finally, new enhancements are added to blind equalization to improve
its performance further.
Advisor:Magaña, Mario E.
School:Oregon State University
School Location:USA - Oregon
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:code division multiple access mobile communication systems signal processing
Date of Publication:03/02/2005