Non-data aided timing acquisition of ultra-wideband transmissions using cyclostationarity

Liuqing Yang, Zhi Tian, Georgios B. Giannakis

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Low-complexity rapid timing acquisition constitutes a major challenge in realizing the high potential that ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless technology promises for indoor communications. We derive and test two such timing acquisition algorithms which capitalize on the cyclostationarity that is naturally present in UWB transmissions. Our novel schemes are blind, they do not require multiple antennas or oversampling, and rely on frame-rate sampling which reduces complexity and acquisition delay, considerably.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Conference on Accoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Apr 6 2003Apr 10 2003


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