Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) communications in the presence of channel uncertainty poses a challenging problem with many practical applications in the wireless communications filed. In this dissertation, robust linear-quadratic (LQ) receivers for time-varying, frequency-selective CDMA channels in the presence of uncertainty regarding instantaneous channel state information are proposed and studied. In order to enhance the performance of the LQ receivers, a novel modulation technique adaptive multicoding is employed. We proposed a simple, intuitively appealing cost function the modified deflection ratio that can be maximized to find signal constellations and associated LQ receivers that are optimal in a certain sense. We discuss the properties of the proposed LQ cost function and derive a related adaptive algorithm for the simultaneous design of signals and receivers based on a simple multicoding technique. The Chernoff bound for the LQ receivers is also derived to compensate for the analytical intractability of the probability of bit error. Finally, in order to achieve higher data rate transmission in favorable channels, we extend our approach from binary signals to M-ary signal constellations in a multi-dimension subspace.
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Ni, Jianjun, "Adaptive multicoding and robust linear-quadratic receivers for uncertain CDMA frequency-selective fading channels " (2002). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 536.