Performance of multi-carrier CDMA in cellular overlay systems Academic Article uri icon


  • The idea of multi-carrier code-division multiple-access (CDMA) has recently received significant attention as an alternative to traditional single-carrier CDMA. In this paper, multi-carrier CDMA will be applied to a cellular overlay scenario which uses a fading channel model. It will be shown that the diversity advantage realized with the use of multi-carrier CDMA allows the CDMA users to lower their transmitted powers, and the benefits to the narrowband system are substantial.

published proceedings

  • IEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall

author list (cited authors)

  • Rainbolt, B. J., & Miller, S. L.

complete list of authors

  • Rainbolt, BJ||Miller, SL

publication date

  • January 1999