On the optimality of timing with dirty templates

Wei Zang, Wenshu Zhang, Liuqing Yang

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Rapid and accurate timing synchronization is the first and foremost task in ultra-wideband (UWB) systems. The timing with dirty templates (TDT) algorithm introduced in [10] is a promising method with low complexity and relaxed operation conditions in the presence of unknown time hopping and multipath channel. Its optimality, however, remains unexplored. In this paper, we develop the maximum-likelihood (ML) timing algorithm and obtain its optimum training sequence. We show that the optimum training sequence of the ML timing estimator coincides with that of the TDT algorithm. In addition, we prove that, using this training sequence, the ML algorithm can be simplified, and that the simplified ML (SML) is equivalent to TDT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2009Dec 4 2009

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

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