Multiuser Detection for Packet-Switched CDMA Networks With Retransmission Diversity

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In this paper, multiuser detection is developed with exploitation of retransmission diversity. A maximum likelihood detector (MLD) that has the same order of complexity as the MLD using only the data in one transmission is developed. It is shown that the retransmission diversity increases the minimum signal distance and, therefore, significantly improves the performance of MLD. The linear MMSE, decorrelating, and MF detectors are developed under two design approaches. In the first approach, we have considered the weighted sum of outputs of a number of linear detectors, where each is implemented for one transmission. The optimum set of weights that maximizes the signal-to-interference-and-noise ratio (SINK) is obtained. In the second approach, a linear detector jointly utilizes the statistics collected from all transmissions. When the SINK of a linear detector is the same in each transmission, the retransmission diversity is shown to increase the SINR by 10log10 J dB for a packet of J transmissions. The limiting bit error rate for these three linear detectors in large networks with random spreading sequences is obtained in closed form, which enables further network throughput evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)826-832
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • CDMA network
  • Diversity
  • Multiuser detection
  • Random access

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Signal Processing


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