Smart Antenna Applications for Code Division Multiple Access Wireless Systems

Open to all.
19 December, 2002
11:00 am
M.Sc. Seminar Room, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

Wireless communications for mobile telephone and data transmission is currently undergoing very rapid development. The emerging wireless systems will incorporate considerable signal processing intelligence in order to provide advanced services such as multimedia transmission. In order to make optimum use of available bandwidth, many wireless systems operate as multiple access systems, e.g. Direct Sequence Code Division Multiple Access (DS-CDMA), in which the users are multiplexed by distinct code waveforms. Two major factors that limit the performance of DS-CDMA systems are multiple access interference and multipath channel distortion. Many advanced signal processing techniques have been proposed to combat these factors. Among these techniques, one of the more promising is the use of Smart or Adaptive antennas. This seminar provides an introduction to Smart Antennas for cellular systems. It looks at the various factors affecting propagation in a wireless channel environment and reviews the different approaches towards implementation of adaptive beamforming algorithms for CDMA systems. Finally it reports on the simulation strategy adopted to evaluate the performance of smart antenna systems for CDMA.

Resource People: 
Salman Durrani
School of Information Technology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Salman Durrani

Dr. Salman Durrani is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. He received a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane in November 2004.