Spread Spectrum for Wireless Communications

  • R. M. Buehrer
  • B. D. Woerner
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 309)


Though originally developed as a military technology, spread-spectrum communications has achieved widespread commercial acceptance in the last several years. The increased interest in spread spectrum for wireless communications can be attributed to the high spectral effiiciency of Code Division Multiple Access techniques, and to the natural resistance of spread spectrum signals to the effects of multipath propagation. This paper introduces the basic concepts of spread spectrum communication, discusses current analytic models for spread spectrum systems and discusses important current applications of spread spectrum technology to wireless systems. The paper also highlights current research issues in spread spectrum communications, providing both a tutorial introduction to the subject and a survey of current work.


Power Control Spread Spectrum Convolutional Code Channel Impulse Response CDMA System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Buehrer
    • 1
  • B. D. Woerner
    • 1
  1. 1.Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group, Bradley Department of Electrical EngineeringVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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