An iterative multiuser detector for turbo-coded CDMA in multipath fading channels Conference Paper uri icon


  • Multiuser detection and turbo coding are two of the most powerful techniques for enhancing the performance of next-generation wideband CDMA systems. In this paper, we develop an iterative multiuser receiver structure for turbo-coded CDMA systems with aperiodic spreading sequences in a multipath fading environment, which exploits the power of both techniques. The key innovation in the proposed receiver is a low-complexity soft multiuser detector which uses the same decision statistic as the conventional RAKE receiver and performs soft-interference cancellation and instantaneous MMSE filtering. During iterations, extrinsic information is computed and exchanged by the soft multiuser detector and a bank of modified turbo decoders, to achieve successively refined estimate of the users' signal. The soft multiuser detector has a complexity of O(K2) per bit per user, where K is the number of users. A single-user receiver which employs a soft RAKE detector followed by a turbo decoder is also considered. Simulation results demonstrate that under various channel impairment, such as multiple-access interference, multipath dispersion and time-variant fading, the proposed multiuser receiver offers significant performance gain over the single-user RAKE receiver. Moreover, it is seen that the turbo multiuser receiver in a multiuser environment even outperforms the single-user RAKE receiver in a single-user environment, because the RAKE receiver neglects intersymbol interference.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Li, Q. H., Wang, X. D., & Georghiades, C. N.

complete list of authors

  • Li, QH||Wang, XD||Georghiades, CN

publication date

  • December 2000