Randomness and metastability in CDMA paradigms

Jack Raymond*, David Saad

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) in which the signature code assignment to users contains a random element has recently become a cornerstone of CDMA research. The random element in the construction is particularly attractive in that it provides robustness and flexibility in application, whilst not making significant sacrifices in terms of multiuser efficiency. We present results for sparse random codes of two types, with and without modulation. Simple microscopic consideration on system samples would suggest large differences in the phase space of the two models, but we demonstrate that the thermodynamic results and metastable states are equivalent. This may have consequences for developing algorithmic methods to escape metastable states, thus improving decoding performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2008
Pages626-630
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2008
Event6th Intl. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, Wiopt 2008 - Berlin, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Apr 20083 Apr 2008

Conference

Conference6th Intl. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, Wiopt 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBerlin
Period1/04/083/04/08

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