- The paper discusses an adaptive multiuser receiver for CDMA systems in which the scaled unscented filter (SUF) and the square root unscented filter (SURF) are used for joint estimation and tracking of the code delays and multipath coefficients of the received CDMA signals. The proposed channel estimators are more near-far resistant than the conventional extended Kalman filter (EKF) and present lower complexity than the conventional particle filter (PF) based methods. To present meaningful performance measures, the modified Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRLB) and computational complexity metrics are derived for the proposed and existing channel estimators. Computer simulation results demonstrate the superior performance of the proposed channel estimators. The proposed estimators are also shown to exhibit lower complexity relative to the PF. 2007 Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.