Adaptive DSP Algorithms for UMTS: Blind Adaptive MMSE and PIC Multiuser Detection

J. Potman

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    A study of the application of blind adaptive Minimum Mean Square Error (MMSE) and Parallel Interference Cancellation (PIC) multiuser detection techniques to Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA), the physical layer of Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS), has been performed as part of the Freeband Adaptive Wireless Networking project. This study was started with an analysis of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and conventional CDMA detection. After that blind adaptive MMSE and PIC detection have been analyzed for general CDMA systems. Then the differences between WCDMA and general CDMA were analyzed and the results have been used to determine how blind adaptive MMSE and PIC can be implemented in WCDMA systems. Blind adaptive MMSE has been implemented inWCDMASim, aWCDMA simulator and some preliminary simulation results obtained with this simulator are presented. These simulation results do not yet show the performance that was expected of blind adaptive MMSE detection based on simulation results obtained in previous research. The cause for these unexpected results is not yet known and will be the subject of further research. Implementation of PIC detection in WCDMASim was found to require changes to the architecture of the WCDMASim simulator. Implementation of these changes and solving the problems with blind adaptive MMSE detection are considered for future work.
    Original languageUndefined
    PublisherUniversity of Twente
    Number of pages60
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


    • IR-57057

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