CDMA receiver structures for overlay systems employing transmitter filtering Conference Paper uri icon


  • In order to take advantage of the unused bandwidth available in sparsely populated narrowband systems, the concept of code-division multiple-access (CDMA) overlay has been examined. It was shown in [2] that even a CDMA system that is lightly loaded can cause significant degradation to the performance of the narrowband system, perhaps precluding the possibility of overlay. However, by notching the CDMA signal in those frequencies at which a narrowband user is operating, the effect of the CDMA interference on the performance of a narrowband user was shown to be greatly alleviated. This paper will examine the effects of notch filtering on the performance of the CDMA system in an overlay scenario, and it will be shown that the minimum mean-squared error (MMSE) receiver can be used successfully, and offers a substantial improvement over the conventional matched-filter receiver. The results of this paper, along with those of [2], give strong support to both the feasibility and usefulness of CDMA overlay.

published proceedings

  • IEEE International Conference on Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Rainbolt, B. J., & Miller, S. L.

complete list of authors

  • Rainbolt, BJ||Miller, SL

publication date

  • January 1998