Performance of Hard-Limited Spread-Spectrum Transmission Systems
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STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA
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The detection of spread-spectrum multiple-access signals relayed through a hard-limiting repeater is of considerable practical interest in satellite communication. The study provides a method for analyzing accurately the detection of a hard-limited PSK signal buried in noise having non-Gaussian components, by using a correlation detector. The problem is of both theoretical and practical interest. The probability of error is shown to be directly calculable from the characteristic function of the receiver output, without the need of obtaining the probability density function, which generally requires a difficult inverse transformation of the characteristic function. This approach might be of some theoretical interest in solving related problems.
- Radio Communications