Soft Output Bit Error Rate Estimation for WCDMA

L.T. Smit, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit, Johann L. Hurink, Andre B.J. Kokkeler

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This paper introduces a method that computes an estimation of the bit error rate (BER) based on the RAKE receiver soft output only. For this method no knowledge is needed about the channel characteristics nor the precise external conditions. Simulations show that the mean error of the estimation is below 2%, with only a small variance. Implementation issues for a practical use of the method are discussed.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of Personal Wireless Communication 2003 conference
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3-540-20123-8
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2003
EventPersonal Wireless Communications Conference - Venice, Italy
Duration: 23 Sept 200325 Sept 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science ; 2775


ConferencePersonal Wireless Communications Conference
OtherSeptember 23-25, 2003


  • IR-46353
  • EWI-1510
  • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures
  • METIS-214731

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