Date of Award

Spring 5-2006

Document Type


Degree Name

Honors College Theses


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Ernest L. Walker

Second Advisor

Dr. Joyce W. O'Rourke

Third Advisor

Dr. Beverly Wade


Under the direction of Dr. Ernest L. Walker, professor of electrical engineering at Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, LA, the author conducted research under the DOE-NNSA Dr. Samuel P. Massie Chair of Excellence grant, and the AFRL grant. Under these grants the author research information on Code-Division Multiple Access (CDMA) sequence for Ad hoc Wireless Sensing Networks (AWSN). The focus of this research was to simulate and analyzing CDMA code sets known as the zero-correlation zone (ZCZ) coding, and how its usage reduces multiple access interference (MAI), and the effects of the near far problem. ZCZ coding is a fairly new coding method and not a lot of analysis tools were available for the research. This presented a problem; without the proper analysis tools it was difficult to perform the desired analysis on the code. Using MATLAB and its Graphic User Interface Development Environment (GUIDE) the author designed a program that simulated and analyzed ZCZ codes with various seeds, and this is what this thesis will cover.