Differential UWB Communications With Digital Multicarrier Modulation

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Differential UWB Communications With Digital Multicarrier Modulation
Abstract--As a high-rate alternative of impulse radio (IR) ultrawideband (UWB) communications, analog and digital multicarrier UWB radios with coherent detection have been introduced. In this paper, we investigate digital multicarrier differential (MCD) modulation and demodulation schemes for UWB communications. In our approach, the differential encoding and decoding are carried out across multiple digital carriers in the frequency domain. Hence, channel estimation is bypassed by using neighboring carriers as reference carriers. Compared with the transmitted reference TR-UWB which relies on delaying and correlating the received signal segments in time domain, our MCD-UWB avoids the need for analog delay elements. In addition, our digital-carrier based approach does not incur any spectrum expansion. We also show that our approach enables variable data rates, and remains operational even in the presence of severe interframe interference (IFI). In addition, the small spacing between diffe...
Huilin Xu, Liuqing Yang
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TSP
Authors Huilin Xu, Liuqing Yang
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