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# Performance of Generalized Multicarrier DS-CDMA over Nakagami-$m$ Fading Channels

Yang, L-L. and Hanzo, L. (2002) Performance of Generalized Multicarrier DS-CDMA over Nakagami-$m$ Fading Channels. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 50 (6), 956-966.

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## Abstract

A class of generalized multicarrier direct sequence code-division multiple-access (MC DS-CDMA) schemes is defined and its performance is considered over multipath Nakagamifading channels. The spacing between two adjacent subcarriers of the generalized MC DS-CDMA is a variable, allowing us to gain insight into the effects of the spacing on the bit error rate (BER) performance of MC DS-CDMA systems. This generalized MC DS-CDMA scheme includes the subclasses of multitone DS-CDMA and orthogonal MC DS-CDMA as special cases. We present a unified analytical framework for determining the exact average BER of the generalized MC DS-CDMA system over generalized multipath Nakagami- fading channels. The optimum spacing of the MC DS-CDMA system required for achieving the minimum BER is investigated and the BER performance of the system having optimum spacing is evaluated. The resultant BER is compared with that of both multitone DS-CDMA and orthogonal MC DS-CDMA.

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Published date: June 2002
Organisations: Southampton Wireless Group

## Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 258241
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/258241
PURE UUID: 2f6e67d6-fe5d-49b3-96c6-9e4bcbc78cbc
ORCID for L-L. Yang: orcid.org/0000-0002-2032-9327
ORCID for L. Hanzo: orcid.org/0000-0002-2636-5214

## Catalogue record

Date deposited: 15 Dec 2003

## Contributors

Author: L-L. Yang
Author: L. Hanzo

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