Generalized window-based PN acquisition scheme in CDMA spread spectrum systems

Kwang Man Ok, Chung Gu Kang

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In this letter, we propose a generalized version of the window-based pseudonoise (PN) acquisition scheme verifying one or more best hypotheses rather than the best one per search window. The false alarm probability, detection probability, and mean acquisition time (MAT) of the proposed scheme are derived by using the well-known flow graph approach in additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) and fading channels. Numerical results demonstrate that the acquisition performances are improved through the proposed generalization, particularly when the pilot energy to total received energy ratio (pilot Ec/I o) is low.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4600192
Pages (from-to)2851-2855
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug


  • Code division multiple access
  • Pseudonoise acquisition
  • Spread spectrum communication
  • Synchronization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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