Abstract de la publi numéro 12398

In this paper, we analyze the performance of Successive Interference Cancelation (SIC) receivers in the context of the ARGOS satellite system. Multi-user SIC receivers are studied in presence of imperfect estimates of signal parameters. We derive performance graphs that show the parameter ranges over which a successful demodulation of all users is possible. First, the graphs are derived in the context of perfect parameter estimation. Then, imperfect parameter estimation is considered. Erroneous estimations affect both the amplitude and the time delay of the received signal. Carrier frequencies are assumed to be accurately measured by the receiver. ARGOS SIC receivers are shown to be both robust to imperfect amplitude estimation and sensitive to imperfect time delay estimation.