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Analytical Computation of the Correlation of Spreading Sequences for Nonlinear OQPSK-Type Modulations

Cercas, Cercas, F. ; Dinis, R. ; Afonso, D. ; Rodrigues, R.Rodrigues ; Luz, A.

European Trans. on Telecommunications Vol. 23, Nº 7, pp. 678 - 687, November, 2012.

ISSN (print): 1124-318X
ISSN (online): 1124-318X

Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,46 (in 2012)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1002/ett.2524

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In this paper we study the behavior and correlation properties of some spreading sequences when applied to a system using
nonlinear offset quadrature phase-shift keying-type modulations. These signals, which include as special cases continuousphase
modulation schemes, can be designed to have very low envelope fluctuations or even a constant envelope, making
them compatible with a very low-cost and power-efficient grossly nonlinear amplification. We use an analytical method to
derive the correlation of those signals. The resulting expressions are then applied to maximum-length sequences, Kasami,
and Tomlinson, Cercas, Hughes sequences. It is shown that Tomlinson, Cercas, Hughes sequences have better correlation
properties than other spreading sequences.