A high-rate differential UWB radio

Shahrokh Farahmand, Georgios B. Giannakis

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A differential ultra-wideband (UWB) receiver can mitigate the 50% loss in rate and power inherent to conventional transmitted reference (TR) systems, under the assumption that channel induced inter-pulse interference (IPI) is absent or negligible. Consequently, restrictions on minimum frame length and maximum achievable bit rate are imposed. Using orthogonal Walsh-Hadamard sequences to remove IPI at the receiver, we show that the no-IPI condition can be relaxed without penalty in error performance and a small increase in complexity, leading to higher data rates. Assuming that timing has been acquired, error performance of the novel UWB radio is evaluated analytically and via simulations. A multi-user version of the detector is also developed and its performance is compared with multi-user TR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
StatePublished - 2006
EventIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Dec 1 2006

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


OtherIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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