Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Electrical and Computer Engineering


Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.




In present days the demand of high bandwidth and data rate in wireless communications is increasing rapidly to accommodate multimedia applications, including services such as wireless video and high-speed Internet access. In this thesis, we propose a receiver algorithm for mobile communications systems which apply CDMA (Code division multiple access) as multiple access technique. Multiuser Detection and turbo coding are the two most powerful techniques for enhancing the performance of future wireless services. The standardization of direct sequence CDMA (DS-CDMA) systems in the third generation of mobile communication system has raised the interest in exploiting the capabilities and capacity of this type of Technology. However the conventional DS-CDMA system has the major drawback of multiple Access Interference (MAI). The MAI is unavoidable because receivers deal with the information which is transmitted not by a single information source but by several uncoordinated and geographically separated sources. To overcome this problem MUD is a promising approach to increase capacity. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2005 .C465. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-01, page: 0404. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2005.