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Internally coded TH--UWB--CDMA system and its performance evaluation

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3 Author(s)
Nezampour, A. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Sharif Univ. of Technol., Tehran ; Nasiri-Kenari, M. ; Shayesteh, M.G.

A new time-hopping ultrawideband (TH-UWB) CDMA scheme for indoor wireless communications is presented. In the proposed method, the duration of each bit is divided into Ns1 frames, each one containing Ns2 subframes. Two pseudorandom sequences are assigned to each user. During each bit interval, based on the output of a super-orthogonal encoder and the user's first dedicated pseudorandom sequence, the transmitter selects one of the Ns1 frames and then transmits Ns2 narrow pulses in that frame, one in each of the Ns2 subframes. The location of the pulse in each subframe is determined by the user's second dedicated PN sequence. Four different detection techniques are considered at the receiver front end, namely thresholded hard decision, strict hard decision, soft decision and chip-based decision. Their performances are analysed and the results are compared with those of the previously introduced coded and uncoded TH-UWB systems. The results indicate that the proposed scheme has the best performance without requiring any extra bandwidth. It is also shown that the chip-based decoding technique works better in moderate and high SNRs while the soft decision method has better performance in low SNRs.

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Communications, IET  (Volume:1 ,  Issue: 2 )