Date Added: Apr 2013
In this paper, the authors presents joint interference suppression and power allocation algorithms for DS-CDMA networks with multiple hops and Decode-and-Forward (DF) protocols. A scheme for joint allocation of power levels across the relays subject to group-based power constraints and the design of linear receivers for interference suppression is proposed. A constrained Minimum Mean-Squared Error (MMSE) design for the receive filters and the power allocation vectors is devised along with an MMSE channel estimator. In order to solve the proposed optimization efficiently, a method to form an effective group of users and an alternating optimization strategy are devised with Recursive Alternating Least Squares (RALS) algorithms for estimating the parameters of the receiver, the power allocation and the channels.