Low-Complexity Training for Rapid Timing Acquisition in Ultra Wideband Communications

Liuqing Yang, Georgios B. Giannakis

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Rapid timing acquisition with low complexity constitutes a major challenge in realizing the high potential Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology promises for indoor wireless communications. We design and test such a timing acquisition algorithm based on training symbols. Relying on a judiciously designed preamble, our algorithm achieves clock synchronization at the receiver using simple integrate-and-dump operations over the symbol duration. Analysis and simulations confirm that with a small number of training symbols, our scheme brings bit-error-rate (BER) performance close to that corresponding to the case with perfect timing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Dec 1 2003Dec 5 2003


OtherIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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