Multi-Carrier Spread-Spectrum

For Future Generation Wireless Systems, Fourth International Workshop, Germany, September 17–19, 2003

  • Khaled Fazel
  • Stefan Kaiser
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arne Svensson, Anders Ahlén, Anna Brunstrom, Tony Ottosson, Mikael Sternad
      Pages 15-22
    3. Frederik Vanhaverbeke, Marc Moeneclaey
      Pages 23-30
    4. E. Al-Susa, D. G. M. Cruickshank, S. Mclaughlin, Y. Lee
      Pages 65-72
    5. N. Benvenuto, P. Bisaglia, F. Tosato
      Pages 73-80
    6. Robert Novak, Witold A. Krzymień
      Pages 89-100
    7. D. Y. Yacoub, M. A. Dangl, U. Marxmeier, W. G. Teich, J. Lindner
      Pages 101-111
  3. Coding, Modulation and Spreading

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. D. A. Guimarães, J. Portugheis
      Pages 115-122
    3. P. Trifonov, E. Costa, A. Filippi
      Pages 133-140
    4. Hongnian Xing, Markku Renfors
      Pages 141-150
    5. M. Saito, T. Hara, T. Gima, M. Okada, H. Yamamoto
      Pages 151-158

About these proceedings


The benefits and success of multi-carrier (MC) modulation on one side and the flexibility offered by the spread spectrum (SS) technique on the other side have motivated many researchers to investigate the combination of both techniques since 1993. This combination known as multi-carrier spread spectrum (MC-SS) benefits from the advantages of both systems and offers high flexibility, high spectral efficiency, simple detection strategies, narrow-band interference rejection capability, etc. The basic principle of this combination is straightforward: The spreading is performed as direct sequence spread spectrum (DS-SS) but instead of transmitting the chips over a single carrier, several sub-carriers are employed. The MC modulation and demodulation can easily be realized in the digital domain by performing IFFT and FFT operations. The separation of the users' signals can be performed in the code domain. MC-SS systems can perform the spreading in frequency direction, which allows for simple signal detection strategies. Since 1993, MC-SS has been deeply studied and new alternative solutions have been proposed. Meanwhile, deep system analysis and comparison with DS-CDMA have been performed that show the superiority of MC-CDMA.


Broadband Wireless Access Demodulation MIMO Modulation Phase Signal complexity integrated circuit network online radio transmission

Editors and affiliations

  • Khaled Fazel
    • 1
  • Stefan Kaiser
    • 2
  1. 1.Radio System EngineeringMarconi Communications GmbHBacknangGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Communications and NavigationGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)WesslingGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6524-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0502-8
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