• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 27, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Multiuser Detection over Generalized-K Fading Channels with Laplace Noise


Background: Combined effect of fading and shadowing degrades the performance of multiple access wireless communication systems. The presence of impulsive type non-Gaussian noise along with inter symbol interference and multiple access interference further worsens the system performance. Methods: This paper presents a multiuser detection technique for direct sequence-code division multiple accesses systems over generalized-K fading channels in presence of impulsive noise modeled by Laplace distribution. Maximal ratio combining receive diversity technique is also incorporated to mitigate the effects of simultaneous presence of fading and shadowing. An M-decorrelator is proposed to robustly detect the binary phase shift keyed symbols. Performance of proposed M-decorrelator is evaluated by computing the average probability of error. Findings: The proposed M-decorrelator performs better in the simultaneous presence of fading, shadowing and impulsive noise when compared to least squares, Huber and Hampel M-estimator based detectors.
Keywords: Impulsive Noise, Laplace Noise, M-Estimator, Multiuser Detection, Probability of Error


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