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Adaptive spatial and temporal diversity combining in spread spectrum, multi-access, sub-sea acoustic communication receivers

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Oliver Hinton, Professor Charalampos TsimenidisORCiD, Professor Bayan Sharif


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In this paper we propose a spread spectrum-based adaptive array receiver structure for reliable low data-rate multi-access communication in the shallow-water acoustic channel. The performance of the proposed receiver algorithms is evaluated by employing offline processing of received data from experiments in the North Sea. Results indicate that multi-access error-free reception is attainable in network scenarios where transmission is multipath impaired, and in which user data is overlapping and unsynchronized. In addition, the receiver architecture is also employed in a RAKE structure to achieve adaptive temporal combining, and it is shown that spatial or temporal combining can be used interchangeably to achieve improved signal to interference noise ratio. (8 References).

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Author(s): Tsimenidis CC; Hinton OR; Sharif BS

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 14th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Year of Conference: 2002

Pages: 433-436

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/ICDSP.2002.1027912

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ISBN: 0780375033