Smart Antennas for Code Division Multiple Access Systems

Smart Antennas for Code Division Multiple Access Systems

Salman Durrani (The Australian National University, Australia) and Marek E. Bialkowski (The University of Queensland, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-988-5.ch017
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This chapter discusses the use of smart antennas in Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) systems. First, we give a brief overview of smart antenna classification and techniques and describe the issues that are important to consider when applying these techniques in CDMA systems. These include system architecture, array antennas, channel models, transmitter and receiver strategies, beamforming algorithms, and hybrid (beamforming and diversity) approach. Next, we discuss modeling of smart antennas systems. We present an analytical model providing rapid and accurate assessment of the performance of CDMA systems employing a smart antenna. Next, we discuss a simulation strategy for an adaptive beamforming system. A comparison between the analytical results and the simulation results is performed followed by a suitable discussion.
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Over the last two decades smart antenna technologies, referred to as Multiple Input Single Output (MISO) or Single Input Multiple Output (SIMO), have received much attention (Alexiou, 2004). Conventional cellular systems make use of omnidirectional or sectorized antenna systems. “The major drawback of such antenna systems is that electromagnetic energy is radiated unnecessarily in too many directions within the entire cell thus causing interference to other users in the system. One way to limit this interference and direct the energy to the desired user is to use smart antennas” (Osseiran, 2006). Smart antenna systems consist of an array of antenna elements whose signals are intelligently combined to exploit the spatial domain and improve the performance of a wireless system. For narrowband variety of these systems, the “basic principle is to multiply the signals at different antenna elements with complex weights before the signals are transmitted or when the received signals are summed up” (Pedersen, 2003). This allows a narrow beam (with gain) to be created towards the desired user and low side-lobes towards other users. Smart antennas offer a broad range of ways to improve the performance of wireless systems. For example, in the initial development of the system they offer enhanced range and in a longer term increased capacity of wireless systems. Due to the capability of spatial separation of signals, they allow different subscribers to share the same spectral resources (Space Division Multiple Access). The same capability of spatial separation of signals allows for mitigating adverse multi-path effects.

Smart antennas can be generally divided into three main groups depending upon the level of intelligence. These are (i) fixed beam systems (Osseiran, 2006) or fixed multi-beam (also called switched beam) systems (Allen, 2004), (ii) phased arrays (Janaswamy, 2001) and (iii) adaptive array antennas (Godara, 1997). Adaptive implementations have better performance than fixed or switched beam systems, at the expense of higher implementation cost and complexity. The advent of low cost Digital Signal Processor (DSP) chips, Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC’s), system-in-a-package or system-on-a-chip realizations have made adaptive antenna systems practical for commercial use (Kaiser, 2005).

According to (Alexiou, 2004), “the adoption of smart antennas in future wireless systems relies on two main investigation approaches to be performed:

  • Consideration of the smart antenna features early in the design phase of future systems.

  • Realistic performance evaluation of smart antennas according to the critical parameters associated with system requirements”.

As far as first approach is concerned, smart antennas are already an integral part of Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and third generation Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) standards and their evolutionary roadmaps (Boche, 2006). Furthermore, there is currently increasing interest in the incorporation of smart antenna techniques for IEEE wireless LAN/MAN (802.11n, 802.16 and 802.20) and smart antennas are expected to play a significant role in enabling broadband wireless communication (Alexiou, 2004). As far as second approach is concerned, performance evaluation based on accurate modeling with suitable simulation methodology is required.

This chapter addresses these two approaches and provides an overview of smart antenna technologies for Code Division Multiple Access system. The remainder of the chapter is organised as follows. In Section 2, we first summarize the background information and then present the state of the art in smart antenna systems from key system architecture and performance analysis perspectives. In Section 3, we discuss smart antenna system modeling for CDMA and present a performance analysis based on analytical expressions, including simulation results for verification. Finally in Section 4, we present conclusions and identify some avenues for future work.


Smart Antenna Technologies

This section is devoted to the review of background information for smart antenna technologies. The emphasis is on summarizing the state of the art by focusing on well-chosen highlights, i.e. classification, system architecture and modeling and performance analysis aspects. The presented considerations are limited to the narrowband case. By the narrowband system, we mean the system whose operational frequency band is no more than a few percents.

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Chapter 1
Constantin Siriteanu, Steven D. Blostein
This chapter unifies the principles and analyses of conventional signal processing algorithms for receive-side smart antennas, and compares their... Sample PDF
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Chapter 2
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In this chapter, we first review the background, basic principle and structure of adaptive beamformers. Since there are many robust adaptive... Sample PDF
Robust Adaptive Beamforming
Chapter 3
Sheng Chen
Adaptive beamforming is capable of separating user signals transmitted on the same carrier frequency, and thus provides a practical means of... Sample PDF
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Chapter 4
Thomas Hunziker
Many common adaptive beamforming methods are based on a sample matrix inversion (SMI). The schemes can be applied in two ways. The sample covariance... Sample PDF
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Chapter 5
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Random Array Theory and Collaborative Beamforming
Chapter 6
W. H. Chin, C. Yuen
Space-time block coding is a way of introducing multiplexing and diversity gain in wireless systems equipped with multiple antennas. There are... Sample PDF
Advanced Space-Time Block Codes and Low Complexity Near Optimal Detection for Future Wireless Networks
Chapter 7
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Space-Time Modulated Codes for MIMO Channels with Memory
Chapter 8
Javier Vía, Ignacio Santamaría, Jesús Ibáñez
This chapter analyzes the problem of blind channel estimation under Space-Time Block Coded transmissions. In particular, a new blind channel... Sample PDF
Blind Channel Estimation in Space-Time Block Coded Systems
Chapter 9
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In this chapter, we describe a compact array antenna. Beamforming is achieved by tuning the load reactances at parasitic elements surrounding the... Sample PDF
Fast Beamforming of Compact Array Antenna
Chapter 10
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This chapter presents direction of arrival (DoA) estimation with a compact array antenna using methods based on reactance switching. The compact... Sample PDF
Direction of Arrival Estimation with Compact Array Antennas: A Reactance Switching Approach
Chapter 11
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This chapter presents a concern regarding the nature of wireless communications using multiple antennas. Multi-antenna systems are mainly developed... Sample PDF
Physics of Multi-Antenna Communication Systems
Chapter 12
MIMO Beamforming  (pages 240-263)
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Transmit beamforming improves the performance of multiple-input multiple-output antenna system (MIMO) by exploiting channel state information (CSI)... Sample PDF
MIMO Beamforming
Chapter 13
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This chapter introduces joint beamforming (or precoding) and space-time coding for multiple input multiple output (MIMO) channels. First, we explain... Sample PDF
Joint Beamforming and Space-Time Coding for MIMO Channels
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Zhendong Zhou, Branka Vucetic
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Adaptive MIMO Systems with High Spectral Efficiency
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Joakim Jaldén, Björn Ottersten
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Detection Based on Relaxation in MIMO Systems
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Chapter 18
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This chapter introduces the concept of multi-beam antenna (MBA) in mobile ad hoc networks and the recent advances in the research relevant to this... Sample PDF
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Chapter 20
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Chapter 21
Nemai Chandra Karmakar
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Ad Hoc Networks Testbed Using a Practice Smart Antenna with IEEE802.15.4 Wireless Modules
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