Evaluation of Selective Rake Receiver in Direct Sequence Ultra Wideband Communications

Mohammad Azizur RAHMAN
Shigenobu SASAKI
Hisakazu KIKUCHI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E87-A    No.7    pp.1742-1746
Publication Date: 2004/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Multi-dimensional Mobile Information Networks)
Category: Mobile Communication
ultra wideband,  selective Rake receiver,  spreading bandwidth,  power delay profile,  partial band interference,  

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Performance of selective Rake (SRake) receiver is evaluated for direct sequence ultra wideband (DS-UWB) communications considering an independent Rayleigh channel having exponentially decaying power delay profile (PDP). BEP performances are shown. The results obtained are compared with similar results in a channel having flat PDP. Assumption of a flat PDP is found to predict the optimum spreading bandwidth to be lower and sub-optimum operating performance beyond optimum spreading bandwidth to be severely worse than that is achievable in a channel having exponentially decaying PDP by employing an SRake receiver having fixed number of combined paths. Optimum spreading bandwidth for SRake in a channel having exponentially decaying PDP is shown to be much larger than the one in a channel having flat PDP; that is specifically a good-news for UWB communications. Effects of partial band interference are also investigated. Interference is found to be less effective in exponentially decaying PDP.