Performance analysis of non-coherent UWB receivers at different synchronization levels

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Transmitted reference (TR) [1] and differential (DF) [2] schemes are two alternatives for ultra-wideband (UWB) communication systems. They both employ non-coherent autocorrelation receivers, circumventing problems of template signal design and multipath energy combining. Their receivers can also operate at different synchronization accuracy levels, being more robust to synchronization inaccuracy than coherent receivers. In this paper, BER performance of TR and DF receivers at different synchronization levels is derived. Comparisons of TR and DF schemes are made, and the tradeoff between performance and synchronization complexity for autocorrelation receivers is discussed. Simulations corroborate our findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2004
EventGLOBECOM'04 - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 29 2004Dec 3 2004


OtherGLOBECOM'04 - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDallas, TX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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