A general model and SINR analysis of low duty-cycle UWB access through multipath with narrowband interference and rake reception

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Abstract

Interference from coexisting narrowband services is a critical factor affecting performance of ultra-wideband (UWB) radio communications. There is clearly a need to quantify interference and compare UWB systems on that basis. In this paper, we develop a general Rake reception model along with a unifying transmission framework for low duty-cycle UWB multiple access encompassing existing and novel spreading codes, including direct sequence, digital single- and multi-carrier, time-hopping, and combinations of them. Our unifying framework relies on a digital model, which leads to closed-form performance analysis expressions. Different from existing alternatives that require oversampling, our general model is developed directly from the samples of the Rake receiver output and allows for various Rake finger delay selections. Signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio analysis and simulations are carried out to assess the relative merits of several UWB systems in the presence of narrowband interference, multipath and additive white Gaussian noise, for both matchedfilter and minimum mean square error Rake receivers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1818-1832
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

Keywords

  • Direct sequence (DS)
  • Multi-carrier (MC)
  • Multipath
  • Narrowband interference (NBI)
  • Rake
  • Single-carrier (SC)
  • Time-hopping (TH)
  • Ultra-wideband (UWB)

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