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IJCEE 2010 Vol.2 (1): 7-12 ISSN: 1793-8163
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEE.2010.V2.105

Performance Enhancement of MC-CDMA System through STBC based STTC Site Diversity

N. Kumaratharan, S. Jayapriya and P.Dananjayan

Abstract—The combination of multiple antennas and multi-carrier code division multiple access (MC-CDMA) is a strong candidate for the downlink of future mobile communications. The study of such systems, in scenarios that model real life transmissions is an additional step towards an optimised achievement. Nevertheless, when transmitting over fading channel multi-cell interference occurs and this degrades the performance of the system. Site diversity technique is applied to the system to overcome multi-cell interference. Due to non orthogonality of spreading codes multi-cell interference is not completely eradicated. To overcome this problem, spreading codes are assigned to each base station. Space time trellis code (STTC) site diversity with multiple input multiple output (MIMO) technique was introduced to reduce multi-cell interference further. In this paper balanced STTC (B-STTC) site diversity is proposed to improve the performance of MC-CDMA system and is extended to space time block code (STBC) based STTC site diversity. Simulation result shows that STBC based STTC site diversity outperforms B-STTC site diversity.

Index Terms—B-STTC, MC-CDMA, STBC based STTC, STTC.

Corresponding author is with the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, India. (e-mail: pdananjayan@rediffmail.com)

Cite: N. Kumaratharan, S. Jayapriya and P.Dananjayan, "Performance Enhancement of MC-CDMA System through STBC based STTC Site Diversity," International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 7-12, 2010.

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ISSN: 1793-8163 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Electr. Eng.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Yucong Duan
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