Asymptotic Analysis and Design of Multiuser Cooperative DS-CDMA Systems Conference Paper uri icon


  • The performance of a cooperative multiuser direct-sequence code-division multiple-access (DS-CDMA) system is analyzed in the asymptotic regime where both the spreading codes and the number of users grow large with the same ratio. A simple signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) expression is derived that is independent from the spreading codes and explicitly accounts for the effects of the multiple-access interference (MAI) and the relay noise. The so-obtained SINR expression is then computed based entirely on the available local information. The results obtained above are then used to optimally design the cooperative system. In particular, it is shown how the amount of cooperation between each collaborating pair can be adjusted to simultaneously achieve a pre-assigned target SINR for both users. Based on the local information, the globally optimal amount of the relay power is also obtained that maximizes the achieved SINR at the access point. 2009 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications

published proceedings

  • 2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Zarifi, K., Affes, S., & Ghrayeb, A.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Zarifi, Keyvan||Affes, Sofiene||Ghrayeb, Ali

publication date

  • June 2009