Beamspace-time blind RAKE receiver for sectored CDMA systems

Ta-Sung Lee, Teng Cheng Tsai, Chun Hong Chen

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A beamspace-time (BT) RAKE receiver is proposed for multiple access interference (MAI) suppression and multipath diversity reception in sectored wireless CDMA communications. The scheme involves three stages. First, a set of adaptive beamformers encompassing a prescribed angular sector is constructed on an antenna array, each providing effective suppression of out-of-sector MAI and reception of in-sector signal. Second, a set of adaptive correlators is attached to each beam to combat in-sector MAI. Finally, the beamspace correlator output data are combined to capture the signal multipaths coherently. The above three-stage operation is performed in a blind mode in that no training signal is needed. The only information required is the signature, timing and a rough estimate of the angle of arrival (AOA) of the desired signal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-83
Number of pages19
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2001


  • CDMA
  • interference cancellation
  • RAKE receiver
  • array beamforming


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