In analyzing the impact of Multiple Access Interference in DS-CDMA systems, as described in Chapter 1, we must consider the detailed structure of the contribution of each interfering signal to the decision statistic, Z0. This is given by Ik in (1.32).
The relationship between bk(t − τk), ak(t − τk), and a0(t) is illustrated in Figure A-1. The quantities γk and Δk in Figure A-1 are defined from the delay of user k relative to user 0, τk, such that [Pur77]:
Figure A-1. Timing ...