A Joint Power and Rate Adaptation Scheme in Multicarrier DS/CDMA Communications over Rayleigh Fading Channels

  • Ye Hoon Lee
  • Nam-Soo Kim
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6869)


We present a joint power and rate adaptation scheme in multicarrier (MC) direct-sequence code-division multiple-access (DS/CDMA) communications under the assumption that channel state information is provided at both the transmitter and the receiver. We consider, as a power allocation strategy in the frequency domain, transmitting each user’s DS waveforms over the user’s sub-band with the largest channel gain, rather than transmitting identical DS waveforms over all sub-bands. We then consider rate adaptation in the time domain, where the data rate is adapted such that a desired transmission quality is maintained. We analyze the BER performance of the proposed joint power and rate adaptation scheme with fixed average transmission power, and compare the performance to that of power and rate adapted single carrier DS/CDMA systems with RAKE receiver.


multicarrier code division multiaccess adaptive systems Rayleigh channels 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ye Hoon Lee
    • 1
  • Nam-Soo Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Information EngineeringSeoul National University of Science and TechnologySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Communication EngineeringChongju UniversityChongjuSouth Korea

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