BER sensitivity to timing offset in ultra wideband communications

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Abstract

This paper investigates the timing tolerances of ultra wideband communications (UWB). We quantify the BER sensitivity to timing offsets under various operating conditions and system setups, including AWGN and frequency flat channels, dense multipath fading channels, and different receiver types such as a sliding correlator and rake receivers. Through analyses, we illustrate that the reception quality of a UWB system is highly sensitive to both acquisition and tracking errors. In particular, direct-path channels exhibit little tolerance to the tracking error, while for dense multipath channels, the energy capture capability of a RAKE combiner can be severely compromised by mis-timing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2003 4th IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages234-238
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)078037858X
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Event4th IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2003 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Jun 15 2003Jun 18 2003

Publication series

NameIEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC
Volume2004-January

Other

Other4th IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2003
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period6/15/036/18/03

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    Tian, Z., & Giannakis, G. B. (2004). BER sensitivity to timing offset in ultra wideband communications. In 2003 4th IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2003 (pp. 234-238). [1318957] (IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC; Vol. 2004-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SPAWC.2003.1318957