Space-Time Processing for CDMA Mobile Communications

  • Pieter Van Rooyen
  • Michiel Lötter
  • Danie Van Wyk

Part of the The International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 544)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Pages 1-15
  3. Pages 153-182
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 221-308

About this book


Space-Time Processing for CDMA Mobile Communications is one of the first books to:
  • bring together spatial/temporal channel models and analytic performance evaluation techniques;
  • establish a link between smart antenna systems and advanced receiver design techniques;
  • treat smart antennas specifically for UMTS-like communication systems, with applicable simulations and calculations;
  • supply code with Matlab® GUI so readers can run or modify existing simulations or create new ones.

The field of smart antenna technology or, more generally, space-time processing is rapidly becoming one of the most promising areas of mobile communications, especially regarding the development of the first practical third-generation mobile communication systems. The authors have addressed many of the most basic questions relating to the use of space-time processing in CDMA-based third-generation systems and have presented models for the integration of space-time processing, error correction coding, and multi-user detection techniques. Included is extensive background information on cellular systems, antenna array theory, smart antenna techniques, performance of basic space-time processors and advanced space-time processors.
The book also includes an extensive simulation program written in Matlab®. The simulation code implements both the uplink and the downlink of a UMTS-like communication system. This provides multiple options for simulating system performance using a variety of channel models as well as receiver structures.
Space-Time Processing for CDMA Mobile Communications will be an invaluable reference work for engineers and researchers, and a useful source for design engineers enabling them to understand the implications of adding space-time processing systems to CDMA-based communication systems.


Matlab coding communication communication system communication systems detection development information simulation tables

Authors and affiliations

  • Pieter Van Rooyen
    • 1
  • Michiel Lötter
    • 2
  • Danie Van Wyk
    • 3
  1. 1.Alcatel Research Unit for Wireless AccessUniversity of PretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Allied Technologies LimitedSouth Africa
  3. 3.CSIR DefencetekSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-7759-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47325-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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