A Rapid and Reliable Signal Acquisition Scheme for Indoor UWB Systems

Suckchel YANG  Jongok OH  Yoan SHIN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E88-A   No.6   pp.1538-1542
Publication Date: 2005/06/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e88-a.6.1538
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Papers Selected from 2004 International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC 2004))
UWB,  indoor multipath channel,  linear search,  bit reversal search,  single-dwell,  double-dwell,  two-step search,  

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We propose a rapid and reliable signal acquisition scheme for UWB (Ultra Wide Band) systems in indoor wireless environments. The proposed scheme is a two-step search with different thresholds and search windows, where each step utilizes the single-dwell search with the bit reversal. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme for the UWB signals can achieve significant reduction of the required mean acquisition time as compared to other schemes including general double-dwell search scheme for various threshold levels. Furthermore, it is also observed that the proposed scheme can achieve much faster and reliable signal acquisition as the first threshold is larger in noisy environments.