In a multiantenna system, there is a potential antenna gain against interference, in addition to the diversity gain achieved against fading. It is well known that in order to attain most of the diversity gain (against fading), the antenna elements should be placed apart with a distance (many times) greater than the wavelength = [speed of light]/[frequency] of the carrier. The results presented in this paper indicate that in order to attain most of the antenna gain (against interference) in the reverse-link of finite-bandwidth interference-limited CDMA systems, the interantenna distance should be (many times) greater than a new parameter which is defined as the chiplength = [speed of light]/[chip rate] of the spreading code.

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Keywords CDMA, Interference analysis, Macrodiversity, Multiantennas, Wireless communications
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Journal IEEE Transactions on Communications
Yanikomeroglu, H, & Sousa, E.S. (Elvino S.). (2002). Antenna gain against interference in CDMA macrodiversity systems. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 50(8), 1356–1371. doi:10.1109/TCOMM.2002.801521